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!

The Chicago Wolves help make March about Autism Awareness 

For more than 20 years, the Chicago Wolves hockey organization has been an enthusiastic supporter of Easterseals serving Chicagoland and Greater Rockford (ESCGR), helping to support our programs for individuals with autism through awareness campaigns and fundraising. This March, the Wolves continue their support in a number of special ways.

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. 

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.  

Growing Our Own at Easterseals serving Chicagoland and Greater Rockford

Paraprofessionals are vital members of our school community and support services, but they often face obstacles to becoming certified teachers. At Easterseals serving Chicagoland and Greater Rockford, the “Grow Your Own” program has made great strides by creating educational pathways and support for paraprofessionals to become teachers.

Carter Sanders named our new ComED Energy Force Ambassador

As our beloved Maurice Snell has started a new chapter in his career, we are excited to announce that our very own Carter Sanders has been chosen to take Maurice’s place as our ComEd Energy Force Ambassador. The ComEd Energy Force Ambassador Program is a one-of-a-kind program that trains adults with developmental disabilities to serveContinue reading “Carter Sanders named our new ComED Energy Force Ambassador”

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.

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