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Ellie-Jane reaches for new dreams during Easterseals 75th anniversary year

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Ellie-Jane achieved her dream of dancing. Now this energetic 7-year-old is reaching for new goals!

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Easterseals Rehabilitation Center

3701 Bellemeade Ave.
Evansville, IN 47714

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THANK YOU, PETE!

Our beloved anonymous donor "Pete" returned for the 30th consecutive year to donate $3,000! Pete's heartfelt giving, combined with gifts from 27 other groups, businesses & families he has inspired, will make Christmas merrier for 158 local children with disabilities & their siblings! Thank you Pete & the entire "Pete Christmas Project" for spreading kindness, joy, and hope this holiday season!

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Thank you to everyone who visited by driving through or taking a carriage ride through Garvin Park! Click here for more information on how much money was raised and how many therapy sessions this year's event will provide for local kids & adults with disabilities.
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2021 marks the 75th year of Easterseals in our Tri-State community! The Jan. 13th kickoff at The Diamond Galleria was just the beginning of the celebration.
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Grand Prize is $50,000, 2nd Prize is $25,000, 3rd Prize is $10,000! Tickets available NOW! Purchase by 5PM, Feb. 12 to be entered for a chance to WIN 10 extra tickets in the Early Bird Offer - the best incentive of the raffle!

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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King: The Path to Positive Change

January 15, 2021

As we remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the vital work he did and continues to do through his …

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Speech Software, Smartphones: Why Braille Still Matters

January 14, 2021

Lewis Braille was born on January 4, 1809. His birthday is now annually recognized as World Braille …

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Keep This Link to DOT Complaint Form Handy: New Service Dog Rule Starts Today

January 11, 2021

Early in December 2020, I wrote a blog post about the final rule issued by the Department of Transpo…

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A New Way to Help People with Disabilities Keep Their Jobs

January 8, 2021

I’ve written a fair amount of blog posts over the years encouraging employers to hire people w…

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Rebuilding Our World: The Wisdom of People with Disabilities Can Help

January 5, 2021

I happen to turn the radio on this past weekend just in time to hear a guy named Mik Scarlet saying …

Local Impact Stories

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Living a dream by dancing

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!

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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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Sam's making super strides!

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!

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Taking big steps

Ariana was born facing an uphill battle due to multiple disabilities and medical conditions. Now each step toward independence is a reason to celebrate!

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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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Winning by giving back

As a coach, mentor, and disability advocate, Josh wins by giving back.

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A taste of independence

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!

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The journey back to an active life

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.

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The joy of helping others

Eli began to thrive when he started helping other kids at the Easterseals Early Learning Center.

Featured Programs

Psychology Interns 2020-2021

Meeting the local need for children's mental health services

The Easterseals Rehabilitation Center's Internship in Clinical Psychology is expanding our capacity to serve area children and families. Meet this year's interns!

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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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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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