Local Early Childhood & Autism Services
Kelly Anne Ohde, Easterseals
Easterseals changes the way the world defines and views disabilities by making profound, positive differences in people's lives every day. Easterseals serves 33,000 clients annually in early childhood and autism programs across Chicagoland and the Rockford Region in Illinois.
The organization provides a wide-range of programs, some of which include therapeutic schools for individuals living with autism spectrum disorder and other intellectual disabilities, inclusive early childhood education, early intervention, home visiting, training and more.
Throughout all of life’s moments – from the ordinary to the extraordinary, and everything in between – Easterseals is here. We’re right beside families – listening, understanding, helping in the ways they ask us to, giving support, cheering them on. Easterseals is a team of problem-solvers, skilled practitioners and people committed to sweeping away limitations and shattering stereotypes.
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