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The COVID-19 crisis is impacting services for local individuals with disabilities. YOU can help.

Your gift today will be MATCHED & you'll help Easterseals receive a $10,000 donation! Click "Learn More" to find out how.

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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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GIVE TODAY and donations will be MATCHED up to $10,000! Plus, they're tax deductible under the new CARES Act!

You may wonder how YOU can help during the COVID-19 crisis. The Easterseals Rehabilitation Center received a commitment from a very generous friend who is MATCHING ALL GIFTS up to a total of $10,000. So RIGHT NOW, YOUR DONATION WILL BE DOUBLED! The CARES Act may also enable you to make an even bigger difference for local children and adults with disabilities by allowing you to take charitable deductions of up to $300, whether or not you itemize. Please consider giving while this generous match is available and share this opportunity with others. And don’t wait, because matching funds are limited to the first $10,000 received. With YOUR help, we can continue changing lives!

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Freddy's will donate 15% of your total back to the Easterseals Rehab Center WED, JUNE 10 from 5-9PM and Prime Time in Newburgh will donate 10% back TUE., JUNE 16 from 11AM-9PM to help fund therapy for local children and adults with disabilities! Click for details!
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Use our Amazon Smile account and a % of your purchase will be donated back to the Easterseals Rehab Center to help us provide therapy! You can also donate items from our Wish List for upcoming silent auctions! Click the link for more details.
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Sponsor a table, purchase an ad or reserve your seat for our Aug. 12 Tribute event! Help us honor our generous friends Jim & Mary Kay Muehlbauer, Brad & Lynn Muehlbauer, and Katy (Muehlbauer) & Josh Gilberg. For more info, email Laura Terhune at
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Save the date for the annual Easterseals Telethon! Watch LIVE and call during the show to PLEDGE to fund life-changing therapy! ABC 25 donates ALL production and air time, plus sponsors match ALL pledges made during the show! Click for more details.
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Team registrations for Easterseals "Golfing Fore Kids" are NOW OPEN and sponsorship opportunities are available! Hurry! This event is limited to 32 teams so register early! Contact Carolyn Franklin, 812-437-2607 or email for more info.

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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 2019-20

Meeting the local need for children's mental health services

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

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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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Your donation to the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center STAYS LOCAL! When you give at this link, YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE for children, adults, and families from our own Evansville/Tri-State area.

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