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Ellie-Jane reaches for new dreams

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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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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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Thank you to everyone who has helped us get ready for opening night in this year's Ritzy's Fantasy of Lights!

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!

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Drive through a magical mile of 60+ holiday light displays, Thanksgiving through Jan. 1! Look for 1 new display & more displays with brighter LED bulbs! Plus enjoy extended holiday hours! Follow the link to purchase advance "touchless" tickets & more info.
horse drawn carriage ride at Ritzy's Fantasy of Lights, photo credit: Evansville Courier & Press
Carriage rides will be offered nightly, weather-permitting, at Ritzy's Fantasy of Lights! Cost is $30 CASH ONLY for up to 6 people, per ride, and includes the admission cost. Masks are REQUIRED for all riders. View all safety precautions for this year by following the link
Azzip Pizza voucher with code EASTERSEALS for online ordering
Use our code at any Azzip Pizza during their "Pot of Dough" fundraiser until Nov. 30! We'll receive 5% of your total AND you'll help us earn a chance at $10,000! Click the link for a code to show your cashier or use the code EASTERSEALS when ordering online!
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There's still time to make a gift before 2020 ends by mailing a check to Easterseals, 3701 Bellemeade Ave., Evansville, IN 47714, or making a secure online donation by following our link. Call Laura at 812-573-1083 or Kelly at 812-437-2612 with any questions.
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Help us fund ESSENTIAL therapy when you shop this holiday - or any time! You'll enjoy the same shopping experience you already love on AmazonSmile, or Schnucks, Zeidler's, The Diamond Galleria and other places & Easterseals will receive a donation! Follow the link for details.

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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 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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