How Is Easterseals Central Illinois Celebrating Autism Awareness Month? [DETAILS]

ORyan, Taylor, and Katie from Easterseals
ORyan, Taylor, and Katie from Easterseals

Are you wearing blue today? If not, it’s ok. Just remember that people who live in the world of ASD will notice and it will make them feel good. They may not show it on the outside, but it means so much that it will warm their heart.

More importantly, will you be getting involved in learning about making our community a better place for folks with ASD?

If you would like to help Easterseals raise money, there are a few fun events coming up that you should attend!

First, April 16th is The 64th Annual Ladies Auxiliary Fashion Show! This luncheon takes place at Par-A-Dice Hotel from noon – 5p. This will feature fashions from various boutiques, with proceeds benefiting Easterseals Central Illinois. Shop before the show in a botique featuring unique fashion items. Questions? Call Allison Vershaw (309)686-1177 or click here to get your tickets!

They also have their Run, Walk, and Roll 5k Run/1 mile walk in the East Peoria Levee District on April 20th! This family-friendly event kicks off at 8am! Wheelchairs and stollers are welcomed and encouraged!! Questions? Call Molly Hogeboom (309)686-1177 or click here for more info!

Then on April 26th, it’s their 13th annual Passage to India! This is a premier destination cultural event that provides a rare glimpse into the beautiful and unique Indian lifestyle! Don’t miss this chance to experience authentic Indian cuisine, culture, and entertainment. And you can click here for more info/tickets!

But, that’s not IT! According to the Easterseals Facebook page, you can also attend meetings/events/seminars that will feature experts in the Autism community.

April is #AutismAwarenessMonth and we are celebrating by bringing experts to YOU!

April 9th- AAC and intro to LAMP (learn more here)

April 13th- Autism 101- Bloomington

April 18th Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder/Anxiety- Peoria

April 19th Safety Care for Families – Peoria

April 22nd Behavior Basics- Peoria

April 23rd Behavior Basics- Bloomington

April 27th Autism 101 – Peoria

April 29th Make It Take It Sensory Bottles: How these can be used- Peoria

It’s because of YOU that Easterseals has been here in central Illinois for 100 years! And because of YOU they raised over $3 million in March! Without YOU, Easterseals couldn’t provide hope to families who need their services, training to businesses to better understand ASD and how to help their employees/patrons, AND we wouldn’t be pushing for Inclusion!