Easterseals Black Child Fund

The Easterseals Pediatric Health Equity Initiative

At Easterseals, our main goal is to ensure that all people, no matter what background or ability, are 100% included and 100% empowered. Unfortunately, we still live in a society with systemic inequities that create significant barriers for minorities, especially minorities with disabilities. Easterseals established the Pediatric Health Equity Initiative with generous support from Abbott— to help end racial disparities in healthcare, childcare, and education faced by Black children early and throughout life.

According to Research:

On average, it takes three years before a black child with autism recieves a formal diagnosis, resulting in the need for longer and more intensive interventions. (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

We offer solution-driven services to improve the early intervention, diagnosis, and treatment of autism and other neurological conditions among Black children in our communities.

Easterseals Black Child Fund

We can Help

  • Free access to our online screening tool, the Ages & Stages Questionnaire
  • Intensive early intervention and caregiver outreach
  • Streamlined diagnostic approach for quicker introduction to therapy

Ages & Stages Screening tool

This free online screening tool for children birth to age 5.5 tracks key developmental areas: communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving and personal social skills. Based on responses, the results will help you see if your child’s progress is on track and alert you to any potential concerns.

We also have a developmental therapist available to walk you through the screening tool together. Schedule a free screening with a developmental therapist who will walk you through the process. Click here to get started.

Services & Programs

Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley provides services for infants, children and adults with developmental delays or disabilities while supporting the families who love and care for them. Children with and without disabilities will find the highest quality services designed to meet their individual needs.

Click here to contact us and get started.

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