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Education is the first step towards inclusion.

By understanding the abilities of all of our friends, even those who are different than us, we can all make our community a better place. Our virtual Ability Awareness Program can give your child or students a foundation for kindness and inclusion. Hear from children and families who are receiving services from Easterseals along with our Outreach Coordinator, Molly Hogeboom, who received services from Easterseals as a child as well.

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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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Easterseals Central Illinois

Connecting to families where they are

Over 70% of the families we serve are now using our telehealth platform to receive vital services. These sessions are individualized, responsive to the child's needs in that moment and focused on parent coaching so that even during the pandemic, children can keep making progress.

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Having trouble with problem behavior at home? Does your child struggle with compliance, following directions, or being motivated? Join us with other parents who have similar challenges as we work towards progress at home.
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There is still time to sign your child up for our inclusive adventure day camps! Children ages 5-13, with or without a disability are invited to explore the outdoors and gain confidence, friendship and lifelong memories.
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Our therapist have compiled a library of resources for you and your family! Find games, therapy activities and more to keep your child engaged and on track over the summer months.
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Social Skills Groups provide structured opportunities for children with an autism diagnosis to learn and practice appropriate social skills including greetings, emotions, non-verbal cues, vocal tone, appropriate boundaries and manners.
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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.

Recent Posts From

Easterseals Central Illinois

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Easterseals Central Illinois Response to local news story on bullying and Autism

June 24, 2020

Earlier this month, a teenager with an autism was attacked by peers in her hometown. As we strive to…

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Go Team Alex

June 15, 2020

At Easterseals, we have the privilege of meeting amazing families in our community. We are also incr…

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10 Things I Learned About Telehealth

May 20, 2020

By Megan Pedigo, Director of Marketing, Easterseals Central Illinois My name is Megan Pedigo. I am t…

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Meet Ben! A Better Hearing & Speech Month Spotlight.

May 15, 2020

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month. Each year, this month provides an opportunity to raise awa…

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Autism Awareness Month: A Day in the life with Gabriel

April 13, 2020

This year, autism awareness month is hitting at a time when everyone across the globe is dealing wit…

100% Included. 100% Empowered.

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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.

Spotlight:Sam
Empowering Others

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

Spotlight:Blessing
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.

Spotlight:Larkin
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.

Spotlight:Janie
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!”

Spotlight:Bryce
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 staring individuals with disabilities and their peer mentor

Latest News

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Monthly Giving Program

Your monthly gift of any amount will help children with developmental delays and disabilities progress toward their milestones, every month. There’s no more powerful way to help ensure all children are 100% included and 100% empowered!

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Autism Services Guide

Heading into Summer 2020 is a whole new ballgame. Our ABA department has prepared several parent training and support options to help everyone through this. Also, take a look at our autism specific therapy information. See how we can help your child maintain progress and supplement school supports throughout the summer.

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Ability Awareness Program

Virtual program for kids of all ages

Help your child learn about differences, what makes us all unique and how to be a good friend.

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