OUR MISSION

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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Get in Touch With Us

Easterseals Joliet Region

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

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What's New At

Easterseals Joliet Region

Summer Groups

Summer is almost here, and the fun is about to begin! Activities are available from ages 2-12. Click on the link to learn more and how you can get involved.

Our Kids Golf Outing will be happening this year on August 7th at The Creek in Morris. Click on the link if you want to participate and signup for one of our sponsorships!
Community Day Services - Now Open!
Participants enjoy friendships, music, movement, learning new skills, special events, excursions, and volunteering in the community.

Recent Posts From

Easterseals

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Healing with Community and Self-Guided Care: Easterseals MORC’s Dreams Unlimited Clubhouse

June 18, 2024

Sarah joined Easterseals MORC’s Dreams Unlimited Clubhouse in 2017 when she was struggling with her …

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Disabled, Trans, and Denied: Experiences with Problems in Medical Care

June 17, 2024

Editor’s Note: This blog contains detailed descriptions of medical trauma and abuse. Please ta…

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Bridging Employment Gaps for Veterans and Older Americans: An Interview with SCSEP’s Crystal Odom-McKinney

June 12, 2024

Crystal Odom-McKinney is the National Director for the Easterseals Senior Community Service Employme…

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Finding Pride at the Intersection of Disabled and Queer

June 10, 2024

By Christina Gann I have been disabled since birth, both developmentally and physically — the source…

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The Paradox Of Being A Girl: Trans Identity and Autism

June 3, 2024

By Megan Maverick The girl in the poster looked like me.  “DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES,” sc…

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

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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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