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Community Impact

Easterseals Central Illinois provides exceptional services to ensure that children with developmental delays, disabilities and other special needs can reach their full potential.

We envision a world where every child is 100% Included and 100% Empowered.

Easterseals Central Illinois works to ensure that children in our community can reach their full potential. We serve children in central Illinois from birth through age 21. By working together with families, we identify goals for each child and work to reach them, while surrounding the family with support. Our services include:

  • Autism services
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Counseling
  • Feeding Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • ASD Diagnostic Clinic
  • Care Coordination
  • The ALEX Program for CVI
  • New Autism Diagnostic Orientation
  • Autism Social Skills Group
  • Orofacial Anomalies Clinic
  • Cerebral Palsy Clinic
  • Assistive Technology Clinic
  • Orthotics Clinic/Splinting

How to Help
Easterseals Central Illinois is supported by generous individuals and companies, dedicated volunteers and stakeholders. With this support, we are able to serve over 5,000 families a year and perform over 36,000 hours of pediatric therapy. Volunteer your time, join an event committee, help spread awareness or volunteer directly with our programs and make an impact.

Bring Ability Awareness Program to your school or an Easterseals 101 Road Show to your office! We have programs about acceptance and inclusion tailored for school settings and an interactive, lunch-and-learn opportunity to learn about Easterseals programs and our impact in the community. Visit or call (309) 686-1177.

Easterseals Central Illinois
507 E. Armstrong Avenue
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 686-1177
[email protected]

Facebook: @EastersealsCI
Twitter: @EastersealsCI
Instagram: @EastersealsCI

Steve Thompson, President and CEO
Brenda Bleichner, Executive Communication Manager
Angie DeLost, Vice President of Program Services
Amber Gruenloh, Community Vice President
Katie Musisi, Vice President of Development