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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
Phone: 812-479-1411

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The Easterseals Early Learning Center earns national NAEYC accreditation!

The Easterseals Early Learning Center is now accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children! Less than 10 percent of all child care centers, preschools, and kindergartens nationally achieve NAEYC recognition! The Early Learning Center is Evansville's only fully inclusive early childhood program, where typically developing children, children with disabilities and delays, and those with significant medical conditions all learn, play, and grow together. The ELC is now accepting enrollment applications for preschoolers and toddlers for summer and fall! Contact Ann Feldhaus at 812-474-2244 or Follow the link to find out more about Easterseals Milestones, LEAD Academy, and Mitchell Preschool at the Easterseals Early Learning Center!

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Mother's Day is Sunday, May 9! Zeidler's Flowers, The Diamond Galleria and Amazon Smile all have free ways for you to help Easterseals while you shop! Click the link for more details!
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Enter for your chance to win a brand new car or cash! More ticket & prize info coming soon! Stay up to date by following the Easterseals Rehab Center online and on social media.
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Join Abby Wells and her family this June as they host the 25th annual LemonAid Stand for Easterseals! Look for the stand featuring food, fun, and fundraising in front of the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center, 3701 Bellemeade Ave., from 11am-1pm!
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We're gearing up to bring you the 2021 Telethon! You'll meet our local 2021 Ambassadors, have a chance to call in your pledge, visit the E'ville Iron cruise-in, and more. Ready to help us make a difference right now? Click the link for info on becoming a PaceSetter!
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Join our staff at the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center, where our core values of Excellence, Stewardship, Respect & Commitment create ESRC Teamwork that changes lives! View our current job opportunities by clicking the link.

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Local Impact Stories

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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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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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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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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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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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