2020

Give for a More Inclusive Year in 2020

As we prepare for the holidays and time with family, we’re reminded of all the families we can support because of your generosity. Please consider giving a gift to Easterseals Joliet Region this holiday season.

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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. 

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Save the Date!

Easterseals Regional Celebration of Giving Telethon will be held Saturday, April 4, 2020. It is an exciting blend of the area’s finest entertainment and enlightening segments showcasing Easterseals’ important work in creating solutions and changing lives.

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Easterseals Joliet Region

212 Barney Drive
Joliet, IL 60435

Phone: 815-725-2194

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25th Anniversary Celebration of Giving Telethon

Easterseals Joliet Region will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Celebration of Giving Telethon on Saturday, April 4th. The telethon will celebrate 25 years of Easterseals’ important work in creating solutions and changing lives. The event will be broadcast live on participating local channels and on our website reaching unlimited viewers. (picture above is from the 2003 telethon).

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Queen of Hearts Progressive Raffle benefiting Easterseals Joliet Region at O'Charley's Irish Pub in Joliet at 7:30pm. 50% to winner/50% to Easterseals will roll over until the Queen of Hearts is drawn. Tickets available at O’Charley’s.
Brain Injury Support Group enables individuals to exchange ideas in a safe and confidential atmosphere where both positive and negative views can be expressed without being judged. Meets the first Wednesday of the month 6pm - 7pm.
The Jump Start Parental Training Program is a parenting enrichment program offered in Will, Kendall, and Grundy counties. It is a free program that offers parent education and family support services throughout pregnancy until their child is 3 years of age
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.
We run a variety of groups over the summer for children with special needs that have both a therapeutic component and a social, recreational side. Summer groups can be a great way to supplement traditional, school year therapies while providing your child with a fun experience!

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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. 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. Tuesdays at 11am at 212 Barney Drive, Joliet.

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