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. 

Board Member Q&A: Charles T. Brooks plans to encourage healthy debate

We spoke with new Board Member Charles T. Brooks about how he came to a life of service and why Easterseals Serving Chicagoland and Greater Rockford is an organization dear to his heart.

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

We’ve received additional grants for Head Start/Early Head Start, expanding total seats in the Chicago and Suburban Cook County to 1,900

We’ve been awarded grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to serve an additional 316 children and families in Chicago and an additional 73 children and families in Suburban Cook County. As a result of these new awards, Easterseals will serve a total of approximately 1,900 children and families in suburban Cook County and Chicago, an increase of 27 percent. 

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.

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