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

You make it possible for Ellie-Jane to dance - and to dream!

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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Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket in this year's ALL CA$H Raffle!

Easterseals estimates net proceeds from this year’s raffle will reach approx. $76,263! Those funds will help underwrite early education and therapy services for hundreds of local individuals with disabilities. We also want to thank this year's sponsors: Kemper CPA Group, ABC 25/CW 7, Tools 4 Teaching, 104.1FM WIKY, HOT 96, 93.5 The Lloyd, and WABX 107.5. Click the link to view the winners and see the estimated 30-year total raised by this raffle.

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Children 8+ and adults with disabilities can learn to ride a regular two-wheeled bicycle at Easterseals "iCan Bike" day camp! Spots are limited & volunteers are needed! Click the link for registration info.
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We're looking for masterpieces to display! This inclusive art exhibit, located in the Easterseals Rehab Center main hallway, is open to submissions from people with and without disabilities. Click the link for info on how to submit your art!
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Complete a Diamond Dollar$ scoreboard with donations from your friends & family and you'll be entered for the chance to win a pair of diamond earrings from The Diamond Galleria! Proceeds help underwrite services for local kids & adults with disabilities. Click for more details!
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Sharing the fun is great, but sharing viruses isn’t. Now children stay healthy while they’re creating, thanks to individual art kits funded by an Indiana CARES About Child Care Fund award from 4C and the Indiana Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning!
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We're gearing up to bring you a safe and in-person 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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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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