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Support Services

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
Home-based support services at Easterseals Joliet Region, Inc. provide in-home services to families with children and adults with special needs. This program was designed to provide services to children and adults in their natural environment. The goal of the home-based support services program is to improve quality of life of your child and an adult by developing individualized programs and teaching adaptive behaviors.

Caregiver Support Group

caregiver support
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. 

Austim Support Group


Easterseals Joliet Region offers a great way to connect with other parents/ caregivers who are raising children with Autism. We have parent-parent connections with a new discussion topic each moth. It is a great way for newly diagnosed families to ask seasoned families questions and find resources, no matter where you live. The group is free and open to the public. Email Alicia for the zoom link that is sent out the day of the event at ahann@joliet.easterseals.com

Grupo de Apoyo (español)

support group

Reuniones semanales por Zoom
Abierto al publico
Se reúne los viernes de 9:00 am a 10:00 am virtualmente

Este grupo de apoyo para padres está abierto a cualquier persona que esté criando a un niño con alguna discapacidad o condición médica. Este grupo es para familias de habla hispana. El grupo se reúne todas las semanas los viernes de 9:00 am a 10:00 am en Zoom. El enlace de la reunión virtual se comparte el mismo día del evento. Esta es una excelente manera para que las familias encuentren comunidad y apoyo mientras navegan criando niños con necesidades especiales. Póngase en contacto con Alicia por correo electrónico para registrarse en ahann@joliet.easterseals.com.

(This parent support group is open to anyone that is raising a child with any disability or medical condition.  This group is for Spanish-speaking families.  The group meets every week on Fridays from 9:00 am - 10:00 am on Zoom.  The virtual meeting link is shared the same day of the event.  This is a great way for families to find community and support while navigating parenting a child with special needs.  Contact Alicia via email for registration at ahann@joliet.eaterseals.com)  
Easterseals Joliet Region offers a great way to connect with other parents/ caregivers who are raising children with Autism. We have parent-parent connections with a new discussion topic each moth. It is a great way for newly diagnosed families to ask seasoned families questions and find resources, no matter where you live. The group is free and open to the public. Email Alicia for the zoom link that is sent out the day of the event at ahann@joliet.easterseals.com

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