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At the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center in Evansville, IN, we're working to make profound, positive differences in the lives of local people every day, and to change the way our community defines and views disability.

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Easterseals Rehabilitation Center

3701 Bellemeade Ave.
Evansville, IN 47714
Phone: 812-479-1411

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Easterseals Rehabilitation Center

Ritzy's Fantasy of Lights returns for the 29th year, Thanksgiving through New Year's Day!

Garvin Park is once again sparkling with 70+ holiday light displays and the Tri-State is invited to drive the 1-mile park route, starting Thanksgiving night. This year, TWO NEW DISPLAYS have been added! See if you can spot them as you drive through or take a carriage ride! Tickets remain the same affordable price, starting at just $7/vehicle! Click the link to buy tickets or for more information.

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For one night only, Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights will be closed to vehicles and open only to runners, walkers, and people using mobility equipment for “Bright Lights for Easterseals”. Sign up today by clicking the link or register at the park on Dec. 7.
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Help brighten our hallway and show off your art skills! Registrations are accepted until December 14 with artists of all abilities encouraged to submit artwork. This exhibit is not themed and there's no entry fee! Click the link for more info.
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Tuesdays in December are free "Jump Pass" from Sky Zone nights! Wednesdays are Krispy Kreme donut nights! And Thursdays are Evansville Thunderbolts nights! Click the link and scroll down to the calendar for more info!
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Carriage rides are available nightly, weather-permitting and offer a unique way to see the lights! Carriages are $30 for up to 6 people. Larger carriages are available on busy weeknights, Fridays & Saturdays for an extra fee! Click the link for more info.
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Home is a place to feel secure, valued and empowered. For many adults with developmental and physical disabilities, an Easterseals Rehabilitation Center group home in a local neighborhood can be a great choice. The program is now enrolling new residents!

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What I’ve Learned from Working Alongside My Colleagues with Disabilities

October 17, 2022

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Local Impact Stories

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Always a good day!

Charlie's cerebral palsy doesn’t stop him from pursuing his dreams and sharing his joy.

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Miah's making waves and achieving dreams!

Miah is always striving toward new goals. She reaches them through determination, perseverance, and hard work in Easterseals therapy.

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Second generation of success

Like his mom, Evan was born with a hearing loss. Now they're both reaching goals with Easterseals services.

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Always moving forward

An accident couldn't stop Craig Doninger, who keeps moving forward toward his goals.

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A future so bright...

Joy is working toward a bright future, thanks to her positive outlook and Easterseals therapy services.

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A lifetime of independence

Sandy’s life-long relationship with Easterseals started when she was just 3 years old, and she's been reaching goals ever since.

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Michael thrives with classmates of all abilities.

"It takes a village to raise a child. The Easterseals Early Learning Center is an important part of that village for Michael."

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Ready to soar!

Phoenix was born more than three months early with serious medical conditions, delays, and cerebral palsy. Now the sky's the limit for this local 5-year-old!

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The gift of hearing is the gift of learning

Hearing tests can be scary for a child with a disability who doesn't speak English, but not for Guadalupe. She has fun and feels at home at the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center.

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What a difference a year makes!

Sophia reaches for her goals with curiosity, determination, and Easterseals services.

Featured Programs

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Communication is key!

Communication challenges can be a major obstacle to reaching goals at home, at school, on the job, and in our community. The Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) program enables local individuals with complex communication needs to achieve their dreams!

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Cypress Group Home staff and client

It's a Heart Connection!

Improving lives, encouraging independence, creating family - that's what the local Easterseals Group Home program is all about! Learn about openings for new residents and the benefits of supervised group living.

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Phoenix at Easterseals Early Learning Center

Learning, playing, and growing TOGETHER!

An inclusive learning environment benefits kids of ALL abilities. Find out more about the Easterseals Early Learning Center, home of Evansville's ONLY fully inclusive early childhood care and education programs.

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