Easter Seals Joliet Region

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212 Barney Drive
Joliet, IL 60435
United States

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Monday 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Easterseals provides exceptional services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that people living with autism and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communities. Easterseals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for more than 90 years.

From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easterseals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals.

Easterseals Joliet Region has served the community since 1949. Easterseals Joliet Region is an agency of the United Way, affiliated with National Easterseals. Licensed by the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care
  • Adoption
  • Other

Requirements to become a foster parent

You must meet minimum requirements to provide foster care for children in Illinois. To become a foster parent, you must:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Attend foster parent orientation
  • Pass a background check
  • Finish 30 hours of foster parent training
  • Complete the Home Study
  • Provide at least three references
  • Clear a physical exam
  • Maintain financial stability

Foster families must be able to provide a safe and comfortable home for a child. You must provide room for the child to have a bed and enough space for personal belongings.

Foster parents do not need to be married or have a partner. However, if married, couples must show a stable marriage of at least one year before they can foster a child in Illinois.

Foster parents need to meet a child's basic care needs, such as providing meals and clothing. Foster families must also support a foster child's education and assist them in developing social skills.

Contact the DCFS or a local licensed child-placing agency to learn more or begin the fostering approval process.

Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

3.4 / 5
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Emilie More
Mar 11, 2022

I was under the impression this facility was going to help my premature child, only to find out from experience its nothing but empty promises and waits. The specialist there is extremely forgetful (Diane). I had to reach out every day for almost 3 weeks to find out if she contacted my daughter's school team. Her response was she was too busy with other clients to send out a 5 minute email.

Rating: 1

Jean Lawrence
Jul 08, 2021

Very nice. Everyone nice in there.

Rating: 5

William Jones
Jul 31, 2019

Came to Easter Seals based on a recommendation from our speech therapist at Troy pre-school. We enrolled our son for just the summer group so he had something to help bridge the gap during the summer when there was no speech at the school. Glad we were able to get into a group! My son loves coming each week. Staff is friendly and makes sure the kids are safe. Even makes a craft every week!

Rating: 5

Staci Lauricella
Jun 25, 2019

Easter Seals in Joliet stold my heart. My daughter loves going there. She has her bad days, but the therapists there do not let that effect anything. Ms. Rachel, and Miss Katie give there all to my daughter. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Rating: 5

Denise Nash
May 07, 2019

If I could give a zero I would. Michelle is about as caring as a sea snake. My grandson has a developmental delay. He also tantrums, but is not aggressive towards others. On his first day after 20 minutes I had to go pick him up. I was told they couldn't accommodate him. 20 minutes!!!! Its not for kids of varying abilities. Its under staffed and I agree with a previous post about the director " Michelle " . I had to get nasty with her when I returned to pick him up. My 74 year old mother can handle my 2 year old grandson, but this place couldn't? On hindsight I didn't like Michelle when I met her. Always go with intuitive responses in the future.

Rating: 1