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 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.
In-home services, for families with children and adolescents: ranging in age from 3 to 21yrs of age with a primary diagnosis of developmental disability.
Caregiver Support Group
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.
Brain Injury Support Group
Easterseals Joliet Region offers a monthly support group for persons who have had an acquired or traumatic brain injury. Support groups enable individuals to exchange ideas in a confidential atmosphere where both positive and negative views can be expressed without being judged.