Easterseals Academy grad and staffer Carter Sanders continues to write energy saving newsletter

See Easterseals Academy graduate and staffer Carter Sander’s latest energy saving newsletter. This one focuses on solar energy!

Student Colin Guerrero and his Mom Raise Money for Easterseals Academy in Honor of his 16th Birthday

Colin Guerrero was born with Down syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes intellectual disability and developmental delays. Nevertheless, he grew to be a “vivacious toddler who hit all of his developmental markers as a child with Down syndrome,” according to his mom, Tracy. He could talk and read most of his sight words. He wasContinue reading “Student Colin Guerrero and his Mom Raise Money for Easterseals Academy in Honor of his 16th Birthday”

Board Member Q&A: For Amanda Brimmer, board service is personal

In this post, we spoke with new board member Amanda Brimmer who is the Managing Director and Partner at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) about being the mom of a child with a rare genetic disorder and how organizations like ESCGR help families like hers. 

Make a difference. Easterseals Academy is HIRING.

Our Easterseals Academy has three campuses in Chicago, Tinley Park, and Machesney Park and all are looking for new team members to join in a range of roles including teachers, paraprofessionals, social workers, and speech pathologists. 

Six new grant awards totaling nearly $70,000 provide base funding for the HarrysButtons expansion plan, enabling Easterseals Academy students and individuals with disabilities to have expanded job training

Six new grants support HarrysButtons in expansion of programming for individuals with disabilities

UPDATED LOCATIONS: Autism-Friendly Covid Vaccination Sites in Chicagoland

The Illinois Autism Partnership of Easterseals serving Chicagoland and Greater Rockford is excited to announce three autism-friendly vaccine sites in the Chicagoland area.

A Social Story to Help Explain the COVID Vaccination Process to Individuals with Autism

Our very own Illinois Autism Partnership (IAP) has developed a social story to help explain the process of getting a COVID-19 vaccine to individuals with autism or other developmental disabilities.  

A Farewell from Maurice Snell

Easterseals serving Chicagoland and Greater Rockford is so proud of Maurice Snell who worked with us in Human Resources and Development for more than a decade and was a graduate of our Easterseals Academy. Maurice has joined De Lasalle Institute as Development Coordinator. In his final days on staff, he shared a farewell message.

Parenting is challenging. Partnering with Parents makes it easier.

When Michael and Ivette Howland visited their local library for a Parent Resource Fair over a year ago, they had no idea they’d find a program that would offer their family so much support.

Patrick, who has an Autism Spectrum Disorder, Thrives Working at HarrysButtons and in the Adult World

Patrick, 25, who has an autism spectrum disorder, has worked at HarrysButtons.com for six years, learning how to make custom buttons and apparel, fold shirts, and work independently.

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