The Autism Program (TAP) at Easterseals serves the counties of JoDaviess, Lake, Stephenson, Boone, Winnebago, McHenry, Northern Ogle, and Dekalb.
The Autism Program at Easterseals (TAP) provides evidence-based screenings, diagnostics, trainings, information, and resources related to autism spectrum disorder. The outreach program is for individuals living with an autism spectrum disorder and the families, caregivers, and professionals who support them.
Check out upcoming events.
- 02/21/2023 at 6:00 pm
ASD February Parent Support Group: Home-Based Services
Shirley Perez from the Arc of Illinois will return to discuss home-based services. Shirley is the Program Director of The Arc of Illinois Family Support Network and Ligas Family Advocate Program.
- 03/11/2023 at 10:00 am
St. Patrick's Family Fun
Please join us for the St. Patrick's Family Fun event at the Winnebego Public Library brought to you by The Autism Program of Easterseals Serving Chicagoland and Greater Rockford and TAP of Illinois. There will be crafts, activities, and lots of fun to be had.
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12th Annual Autism Awareness Night with the Rockford IceHogs
On January 21, more than 6,400 fans packed the BMO Center in Rockford to celebrate the 12th Annual Autism Awareness Night with the Rockford IceHogs. This was a SOLD OUT event—the first of the season for the IceHogs—and a portion of the ticket sales went back to supporting The Autism Program at Easterseals.
Help us Embrace Abilities, Expand Possibilities with a Year-End Gift
Help us in Embracing Abilities, Expanding Possibilities. That's our tagline and North star. Every person our affiliate serves has unique abilities. Our job is to help those abilities shine to expand their possibilities today and in the future.
Episode 3: How to Turn Around a Nonprofit in Crisis
When Sara Ray Stoelinga became the new President & CEO of Easterseals Serving Chicagoland and Greater Rockford in May 2019, the organization was in financial and organizational crisis. They were more than $22 million in debt with an additional several million dollars in unpaid bills and were barely making payroll. The direction and sustainability of the agency were uncertain. This podcast delves into how Stoelinga — together with the Board of Directors, strong new senior leaders, and essential external partners — righted the ship at the non-profit and the lessons learned along the way on the journey from organizational peril to a future of growth and prosperity.
CEO Stoelinga honors five "crucial" partners at Golf Classic
Easterseals Serving Chicagoland and Greater Rockford awarded five Partner Awards at its Annual Golf Classic.
A Teacher Appreciation Week message from our CEO
May 2-6, 2022 is Teacher Appreciation Week! This year, our President & CEO has a special message.