Wednesday, April 9, 2014 turns 10 years old!

           at Easter Seals 10th Anniversary turns 10 years old and Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago (ESMC) will kick off the celebration in April during Autism Awareness Month. was founded in 2004 by Harry Engnell Sr. to improve the lives and futures of individuals with Autism.  “When my son Harry Jr. and I started 10 years ago in the basement of our home, I never would have imagined the growth we are experiencing today.  It is great to see our mission come to life with Easter Seals,” said Engnell Sr.

The Engnell family partnered with ESMC in 2008, starting with five employees and shortly after donated the business to the non-profit organization. has locations in Tinley Park and Chicago with hopes of an expansion to Rockford through donations and grants. at Easter Seals is now providing meaningful employment opportunities to nearly 60 individuals living with Autism.
On April 12, at Easter Seals will host Buttons4Autism, a community event where donations are collected at local intersections and storefronts of Tinley Park.  Proceeds benefit ESMC’s efforts in providing meaningful work to individuals with disabilities.  If anyone is interested in volunteering or donating to Buttons4Autism, call 708-802-9050 or visit
About Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago
Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago maximizes independence and creates opportunities for nearly 30,000 people with disabilities and other special needs to live, learn, work and play in their communities by providing a lifespan of premier services.  The organization offers a wide range of programs; some of which include: specialized therapeutic schools for children with autism, emotional behavior disorder, and/or severe learning disabilities; early intervention; inclusive child care; specialty clinics; adult job training and job placement programs for individuals with autism; and military/veterans programs. 

·       For more information about:
o    Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago, visit
o at Easter Seals, visit
o   Or call 708-802-9050.

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