Stories of Hope
When Brinley was only two days old, doctors discovered that her brain had not formed fully or correctly. Her parents wondered, would she walk? Would she talk? They turned to Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley for answers.
Julian was born three months prematurely and was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder when he was two years old. Julian has been attending the Lily Garden Childcare Center for over three years, which has continuously supported Julian and his father. At the center, Julian is making significant strides in learning social skills and achieving more independence.
Parker has Down Syndrome and is receiving physical therapy and aquatic therapy to help him grow and learn. Through therapy, Parker has learned new skill sets and how to gain independence and play with his peers.
When Hazel first started at Easterseals, she struggled with daily tasks like walking. Over the past three years, with the help of her physical and occupational therapists, Hazel has been able to achieve more independence. Hazel's most significant success has been to learn to walk with a walker and starting Kindergarten.
Give to Easterseals this Holiday!
Help make “I can” moments possible for Jackson and hundreds of other children at Easterseals. Your generous donations help fund more than 54,000 hours of therapy for children with developmental delays and disabilities each year. Without these gifts, uninsured families would be left without services, and hundreds of others would be impacted. This includes families with private insurance, as donations cover 25% of every hour of therapy. Every child who comes through our doors depends on your support. Please make a year-end gift today.
The Growing Home Campaign will enable Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley to purchase the therapy wing of our Villa Park building, securing our future. This will help ensure the life-changing services that thousands depend on, are available to any infant, child and family in need, for many years to come.
Is Your Child Under Age 5? Take the Developmental Milestones Screening
Children develop skills, or "milestones," at their own pace. How is your child or grandchild doing? You only need 10-20 minutes to check with the Ages & Stages Questionnaires® online screening. Your results will help you see if your child's developmental progress is on time and alert you to any concerns that you can talk over with your health care provider.
Our Autism Services
Early detection and intervention is the best way to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disabilities gain greater independence. Our team works collaboratively with the family to determine a diagnosis and our Clinic offers support to families and children of all ages who are seeking answers.