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Easter Seals of MidEastern Illinois

  Agency Contact Information:
Address: 521 East North Street
Bradley, IL 60915
Phone: 815.932.0623
Fax: 815.928.7334
Website: www.joliet.easterseals.com
  Agency Contact Information:
Address: Early Childhood Prevention Initiative- Jumpstart
515 North Street
Bradley, IL 60915
Phone: 815.304.4106
Website: www.parentasexpert.com
  Service Profile:
Service/program name: Developmental Stimulation Therapy
Description: Serves children age birth to 3 years. An educational component of Early Intervention, this therapy is provided by a child development specialist and covers all areas of development. Cognitive, language, gross motor, fine motor, social and self-help activities are all included in both group and individual sessions. This program is a strong support for continued focus on the goals of therapies like speech, occupational and physical therapy.
Phone: 815.932.0623

Service/program name: Early Intervention Services
Description: Serves children birth to three years of age and their families. Easter Seals' program strives to enhance the capacity of families to meet the special needs of their infants and toddlers with disabilities through programs designed to assist the child in reaching each new stage of development. Easter Seals of MidEastern Illinois provides the following high-quality standards: Family-centered philosophy, Individual and group experiences, and Credentialed staff with extensive training and child development expertise. As a family links with the Early Intervention Case Manager and develops an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP), Easter Seals is ready to provide the following services to meet the needs of both the child and family: * Child Development, * Occupational Therapy, * Speech & Language Therapy, * Physical Therapy, * Case Management, * Parent Resource/Toy Lending Library, and * Home (if medical need) or center-based service sites.

Service/program name: Equipment Loan Program
Description: Provides equipment such as walkers, wheelchairs, bath aides, communication devices, etc. free of charges for as long as needed. Equipment is available to anyone in need regardless of income upon presentation of a doctor's prescription.
Phone: 815.932.0623

Service/program name: Lekotek Play Therapy
Description: A play therapy program for children birth through teens with special needs. Monthly play sessions, home loan of toys and computer resource services are all part of the Lekotek program. This program works with the entire family offering encouragment and support. Lekotek is also available for contract services for the classroom.

Service/program name: Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Description: Serves children birth through teens. Program operated by a registered occupational therapist and certified occupational therapy assistant. Therapist works with fine motor, self help, visual perceptional, visual motor skills and sensory integration difficulties.
Phone: 815.932.0623

Service/program name: Pediatric Physical Therapy
Description: Serves children birth through teens. Physical therapy services are provided to disabled children by a registered physical therapist. Therapist works with gross motor skills, i.e. walking, crawling, sitting, etc.
Phone: 815.932.0623

Service/program name: Pediatric Speech Therapy
Description: Services children, birth through teens. Program includes communication evaluations and therapy for children who have feeding/swallowing impairments, language or speech delays, and social or behavioral difficulties.
Phone: 815.932.0623

Service/program name: Respite Care Program
Description: Serves parents and care givers of developmentally disabled children ages 4 and up. Designed for short-term relief and support, the respite workers watches the disabled child and his/her siblings for 3 hours one Saturday per month providing structured activities and snacks while parents or care givers enjoy a free afternoon.
Phone: 815.932.0623

Service/program name: Summer Camp Scholarships
Description: Serves disabled children age 6 through adult. A special camp in Bloomington, Illinois gives disabled children and adults an opportunity to enjoy camp activities for one week each year. Camp sessions are overnight for five days. This also provides a much-needed respite for their families.
Phone: 815.932.0623

Service/program name: Volunteer & Financial Support
Description: Anyone can support the work of Easter Seals in a number of ways: (1) Pledge financial support during Telethon, the first Sunday in March of every year; (2) Volunteers are always needed for assistance at the center and for fundraising; (3) Memorials and Bequests are an especially thoughtful and appreciated form of support; and (4) clubs or businesses can sponsor a child to receive therapy or attend camp.

Service/program name: Parent Support Group
Description: Parent support group for parents of children with disabilities holds monthly educational meetings. Call 815.932.0623 to register.

Service/program name: Developmental Screenings and Home Visiting
Description: A free home-visiting program for eligbile expecting families and those with chidren agd 0-3 in in Kankakee, Will, Grundy, and Kendall counties.
Provides developmental screenings and parent support.
  General Information:
Description: Provides medical rehabilitation, therapies, and summer day camps for disabled children. Hosts a monthly parent support group and provides information and referrals.
Agency Type: Non-profit
Languages spoken: English; translation can be provided for Spanish if given prior notice

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Kankakee, IL 60901
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