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Easterseals Joliet Region provides exceptional services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that veterans, people living with autism and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communities.

We proudly serve in Will, Grundy, Kendall, Kankakee, Ford, Iroquois Counties, and surrounding communities.

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Easterseals Joliet Region

212 Barney Drive
Joliet, IL 60435
Phone: 815-725-2194

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Come Join us for our 29th Annual Celebration of Giving Telethon. Click on the link to find out more information about the upcoming event.
Meet Cash!
Happy Holidays from Cash, Easterseals first mascot and therapy dog in training. Cash works at the pediatric center Monday-Friday until 3:30pm. If you'd like to meet him, please ask the front desk.
Health Equity is when everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible. Ask for Maranda or Elianna for more info at: 815.725.2194

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Love is Advocating for Accessible Public Transit

February 28, 2024

By Mike Ervin Every once in a while, I have what I call a “green-bus nightmare”: I’m out…

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Beyond Compliance: Fostering Accessibility, Inclusion, and Cultural Humility

February 19, 2024

By Andrea Jennings  Community Love: Cultural Humility and Accessible Solutions In the tapestry of hu…

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Access and Inclusion: Acts of Love in the Disability Community

February 13, 2024

By Alicia Krage Since moving in with my boyfriend last year, I’ve thought a lot about the various wa…

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Accessible Transportation: A Lifeline to Connect Individuals to Their Communities

January 30, 2024

By Andrea Jennings Accessible transportation serves as the lifeline for many individuals, fostering …

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Why We Need Accessible Cities

January 25, 2024

By Mids Meinberg The United States is a car-centered culture. While increasing work-from-home and de…

Stories of Success

Angel G
Meet Angel

Angel is now 10 years old, but came to Easterseals when he had just turned 3. Angel came for some speech and occupational therapy, and after intervention, recommended that he come through the Autism Diagnostic Clinic

J&H
Meet Hazel and Journie

Journie and Hazel are twins born prematurely with Down Syndrome and other health issues. They are two years old and they continue to strive everyday.

Benny
Meet Benny

Benjamin “Benny” arrived as a surprise to this world as his birth mother did not know she was pregnant until she delivered. Benjamin remained in NICU for 8 weeks after birth due to feeding coordination and reflux concerns. Benny went home with his adoptive parents from the NICU.

Mireille
Meet Mireille

Mireille Elsy was born 4 weeks early on January 9, 2020 via C section. She weighed 4 pounds 14 ounces. She spent a total of 70 days in the NICU. Mireille was evaluated by a PT, OT, SLP, DT, and Nutritionist via teletherapy services on June 18, 2020 at the age of 5 months. She qualified for all services.

Lucy
Meet Lucy

Lucy is 3 years old and has quadriplegia cerebral palsy. Lucy was receiving Early Intervention services and while she was able to convey much of her wants and needs by using eye contact, facial expressions, and gestures, it was difficult for her to communicate everything she was capable of.

Spotlight On Our Programs

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Easterseals Joliet Region Early Childhood Program

Child Care is available for children ages six weeks to six years in our program. Inclusive childcare is provided in three learning environments at Easterseals main center located at 212 Barney Drive in Joliet, Illinois.

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Autism and Medical Diagnostic Clinic

The Regional Medical & Autism Diagnostic Clinic provides a series of thorough evaluations that have been carefully chosen to provide a comprehensive picture of each individual child.

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Adult Services

From behavior services, to home based support, our goal is to help each individual obtain their optimum skill level of living independently within the community.

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