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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.

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Easterseals Joliet Region

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

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Child care is available for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years in our program. Inclusive child care is provided in three learning environments at Easterseals Regional Pediatric Center located at 212 Barney Drive in Joliet.
Easterseals offers 2021 Summer groups that meet on site and offsite. Summer fees are paid in full before groups begin. Space is limited. Contact us for more information.
Parenting is HARD. Especially right now. Our home visitors offer support for all parents with kiddos aged 0-3 (prenatal too!) Interested in enrolling? We are still taking new families! Visit ParentAsExpert.com to enroll online.
Easterseals specialized foster care program focuses on children with disabilities and teenagers. We also have traditional children (children without disabilities) within our foster care program. We offer a full range of services and referrals to fit each child's individual needs.
Traumatic Brain Injury Group will resume in person beginning the 1st Wednesday of every month from 5-6pm.. The Caregiver support group will return to their Tuesday meetings from 10:30am-12:30pm. Masks are required

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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. The diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is a complex process and Easterseals uses the gold standard method of diagnosis recognized by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Every evaluation is completed by a licensed professional specially trained in the diagnosis and treatment of ASDs.

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Caregiver Support Group

We offer a weekly family caregiver support group that provides an atmosphere of understanding and support for family caregivers to explore common difficulties and experiences that come with being the primary caregiver. The Caregiver support group will return to their Tuesday meetings from 10:30am-12:30pm.

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