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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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Easterseals Rehabilitation Center

3701 Bellemeade Ave.
Evansville, IN 47714

Phone: 812-479-1411

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On Oct. 14, we announced an early Christmas gift from generous supporters - a storage facility to protect Ritzy's Fantasy of Lights displays!

The storage facility will be built next door to the International Union of Painters & Allied Trades (IUPAT) Local 156. The union is generously leasing the site to us for the next 25 years at just $1/year. We are so grateful to all of the supporters who helped make this desperately needed facility a reality! Read more about the event & project by clicking the link to the Courier & Press article.

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RSVP today to our first-ever virtual style show & you'll enjoy benefits like exclusive access to the virtual style show, food from Acropolis, and more! Proceeds help change lives for local kids & adults with disabilities. Click for details or contact
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Click the link to check out silent auction items in our virtual silent auction, including gift cards to The Diamond Galleria! For each $25 purchase, you’ll be entered to win a $1,000 gift card from The Diamond Galleria AND receive a $25 gift card to The Diamond Galleria!
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Indiana Broadcasters Association Spectrum Award Winners for the "virtual" 2020 Easterseals Telethon! The biggest winners of all are local people with disabilities who are receiving life-changing services because of the station's exceptional support! Click to view their entry!
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Drive through a magical mile of more than 60 holiday light displays Thanksgiving through Jan. 1. Look for MORE displays with the brighter LED bulbs! $7 per vehicle with up to 6 people. Follow the link for more info.
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Use our code at any Azzip Pizza during their Pot of Dough Fundraiser this month! 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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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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