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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago for individuals with disabilities or other special needs and their families to improve quality of life and maximize independence.

Easter Seals' Autism
Therapeutic School


Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago has over 15 years of experience providing services to children and adults with autism. "Until there's a cure, there's Easter Seals."

Easter Seals' Autism Therapeutic Schools are licensed by the Illinois State Board of Education for children ages 3 to 22. Our goal is to empower each student to achieve maximum independence.

Student Eligibility Requirements

•Primary diagnosis of autism, emotional behavior disorders and/or learning disabilities
•Referred for services by home school districts
•"Therapeutic Day Placement" must clearly be identified on Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
Program Overview

•Extended school year
•Modified academic curriculum focusing on adaptive living skills
•Therapies including speech / language, occupational, social work, nursing, art, music
•Other services include behavior consultation and vocational and community training
•On-site After School program
•On-site developmental training program

Until there's a cure, there's Easter Seals.

Please visit website at: http://chicago.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=ILCH_homepage

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