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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Dozens of volunteers have been working hard behind the scenes to transport and set up 60+ elaborate displays in Garvin Park for this year's Ritzy's Fantasy of Lights! We are so grateful to IBEW Local 16, NECA, the Electrical JATC, Teamsters Local 215, IUPAT Local 156, other building trades, Ritzy's, and everyone else who gave their time and resources to help us prepare for this year's event to open on Thanksgiving! And thank you to ABC 25/CW 7 for interviewing us at the park during our annual "marathon set up day" to discuss what these volunteers mean to this event. Click to view the interview!
November 24, 2020
In the first 3 parts of this series, I talked about the transition between “just friends” and being …
November 19, 2020
Trainers at the Seeing Eye school encourage us to talk to our dogs as they guide us. “Remind them yo…
November 16, 2020
In Part Two of Alicia Krage’s four-part series about long-distance relationships during COVID, she t…
November 11, 2020
Veterans Day was started in 1919 to honor those who fought in World War 1, and as a hope for future …
October 23, 2020
In Part One of Alicia Krage’s four-part series about long-distance relationships during COVID, she t…
When other children were learning to stand, walk and run, Ellie-Jane could only crawl. At age 6, a dream came true when she danced in the Children’s Nutcracker ballet!
Sandy’s life-long relationship with Easterseals started when she was just 3 years old, and she's been reaching goals ever since.
Doctors thought Sam might never stand, walk or run. But he has achieved all of those milestones and more. Now the sky's the limit for #SuperSam!
Ariana was born facing an uphill battle due to multiple disabilities and medical conditions. Now each step toward independence is a reason to celebrate!
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.
As a coach, mentor, and disability advocate, Josh wins by giving back.
Children achieve so many "firsts" on their way to independence. Saying first words, taking first steps, or in Maddie's case, eating solid food for the first time - they're all milestones to be celebrated!
A spinal cord injury took Michelle's ability to walk. But it didn't take her determination to return to her active lifestyle and regain her independence.
Eli began to thrive when he started helping other kids at the Easterseals Early Learning Center.
The Easterseals Rehabilitation Center's Internship in Clinical Psychology is expanding our capacity to serve area children and families. Meet this year's interns!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More