100% Included. 100% Empowered.

Our Bloomington-Normal location has a new home! We are so excited to welcome our families to the beautiful Bloomington-Normal YMCA facility where every child is 100% included and 100% empowered.

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Our Mission

Easterseals Central Illinois provides exceptional services to ensure that children with developmental delays, disabilities, and other special needs can reach their full potential.

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Easterseals Central Illinois

507 East Armstrong Avenue
Peoria, IL 61603-3201
Phone: (309)686-1177

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Thank you for Rallying for Easterseals!

We are so grateful for everyone who participated in our week-long Community Rally! Every restaurant night, community fundraiser, phone call into the telethon and 5K/1mile racer made such a huge impact. We love living in a community where everyone can be 100% Included and 100% Empowered.

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As a leading provider of autism services for children in our community, Easterseals Central Illinois has assembled our team of experts to provide four free trainings during the month of April. You can still access these recordings and handouts even if you missed the session,
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We are looking for volunteers for our annual iCan Bike camp! Learn more about this amazing opportunity to get involved and help a child learn to ride a two-wheeled bike! No experience required.
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Ending the isolation of autism demands a collective effort. The Autism Collective unites caregivers, educators and advocates to coordinate diagnosis, quality therapy, evidence-based services and ongoing support.
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Discover your why at Easterseals. Make an impact and be a part of the leading provider for interdisciplinary pediatric therapy in Central Illinois.

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Views: Bloomington-Normal YMCA June 2022

June 13, 2022

We are so excited to see our space in the Bloomington-Normal YMCA filling up! It is starting to feel…

Meet Melissa!

June 2, 2022

On Wednesday, June 1st it was announced that Melissa Riddle would be assuming the role of President …

Steve Thompson Announces Retirement as he Celebrates 42 years with Easterseals Central Illinois

June 1, 2022

June 1 2022 (Peoria, IL)- After 42 years of dedicated service, President and CEO of Easterseals Cent…

Better Speech & Hearing Month

May 23, 2022

May is better speech and hearing month. Speech-Language therapy has been a staple of Easterseals Cen…

Bloomington-Normal YMCA & Easterseals Central Illinois Facility Update

May 2, 2022

We are so excited to be nearing completion on the Bloomington-Normal YMCA facility in just a few mon…

100% Included. 100% Empowered.

Finding his voice

Odie's parents feel that he has been empowered a lot through his therapy, by being more in control of himself and his emotions and frustrations. A lot of that is because of his increased ability to communicate verbally, with signs, and with his iPad communication app.

Empowering Others

Meet Sam Miller For Sam, inclusion means being acknowledged and utilized, as well as respected for the contribution you make.

Making Progress

One word to describe her: Joyous Blessing and her family have been so willing to share every step of her physical therapy journey with us, and watching her progress will bring a smile to anyone's face.

Sharing her Joy

For her family, inclusion is seeing others view Larkin in the way that they do. When individuals and teams hold the capacity for greater understanding of diverse minds and abilities, everyone will be empowered to create significant change. When individuals are empowered to nurture their gifts and create significant change, nothing is impossible. Larkin is unstoppable, and will blaze on in her path to changing the world.

Oh Janie

“Janie has hit so many milestones since we have been an been at Easterseals, it’s so hard to just define one. I will say that we have been well taken care of at Easterseals and Charlie Jane is excelling with the program at the Easterseals Learning Academy. We are so blessed!”

Leading the way

Bryce was the first child through the Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic at Easterseals in January of 2003. He loves to keep busy through helping around the house and in the community, and to be creative through art projects, singing, dancing, and acting in the Penguin Project, which produces musicals every year starring individuals with disabilities and their peer mentor

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Camp Season

It's Camp Season!

We are so excited to welcome campers back out to Timber Pointe Outdoor Center! Our day camp, overnight camps and family retreats are specially designed so that every camper is 100% Included and 100% Empowered

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Ready, Set, Go!

Looking for a career change? Looking to make an impact? Consider joining the team at Easterseals Central Illinois! We have a variety of openings across Central Illinois and would love to have you join our team of dedicated professionals helping children and families in our community.

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Bloomington-Normal YMCA & Easterseals Facility Update

We are so excited about the progress being made on our space within the new Bloomington-Normal YMCA! The Growing Together Campaign set out to create a facility where everyone in McLean County can be 100% Included and 100% Empowered. See the progress and learn more about the space.

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