Easterseals provides programs designed to help children and adults learn—and often re-learn—basic functions, master skills needed to develop and thrive, and be sharp and active as they age.
Easterseals Joliet Region offers 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.
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 needs: Home-Based Support, Family Support, Caregiver Support, and Brain Injury Support.
Autism 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. All totaled, these evaluations provide at least eight hours of intensive one on one services with the child and their family. At the end of the evaluation the entire team meets with the family to discuss test results, diagnosis and recommendations.mmendations.