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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Stories of Success
Kaleb is a 4 year old boy who had no prior therapy intervention. At his 4 year old check up, his pediatrician was concerned that Kaleb was showing signs of being on the Autism Spectrum;
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
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.
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 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.
Spotlight On Our Programs
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.Read More
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.Read More
Children and adults with special needs aren't the only ones who need our services. Parents, siblings, caregivers, and other family members often need support, too. Easterseals offers these services to our families and caregivers of children with special needsRead More
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