Who We Are

  • SRRC is a premier provider of speech, physical and developmental therapy services for children
  • SRRC is a child care center for children with and without special needs
  • SRRC is a pre-school for children with and without special needs
  • SRRC is a non-profit organization
  • SRRC strives to help all children live, learn and play to their maximum ability


Starved Rock Regional Center for Therapy and Child Development (SRRC) has been providing services in the area since 1947. That is when “LaSalle County Chapter for Crippled Children” was begun by Streator business leader Henry M. Light. The agency eventually changed its name to Easter Seals of LaSalle & Bureau Counties and then in 2015 to Starved Rock Regional Center for Therapy and Child Development.


SRRC provides quality services to children with, and without, special needs and their families so that they have equal opportunity to live, learn, and play in their community.

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We are a non-for-profit and continually work hard to improve the lives of so many people.
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Volunteer your time or talent

We have many opportunities for volunteers including rocking babies, reading to children, helping at an event, selling raffle tickets, performing music, dance or drama, assembling mailers, lawn clean-up and gardening, serving on committees or our Board of Directors, painting, cleaning, building repairs and more.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Tracy Beattie at 815-434-0857 or

Our Events

We are always busy at SRRC. Below are some of the events we organize throughout the year. If you have a fundraising idea contact us today!

Black & White Ball

The Black & White Ball is held in February each year at Senica’s Oak Ridge.

Around 150 guests attend this popular annual event which includes dinner, dancing, a complimentary martini bar, music, photos by Annette Barr, a live auction presented by Matthew and Brian Bullock, raffles and an introduction of the 2018 Ambassador family.
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The Annual Celebration and Car Show for the Kids Presented by The Auto Inspector is held each year in June at Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd in Ottawa.
Admission is free and the event includes live music, food, children’s activities and inflatables, games, raffles, food, beer, skydiving, a fly-in and a Car Show for the Kids Presented by The Auto Inspector and a 50/50 raffle. Last year’s event drew in thousands of guests.
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5K Run/Walk for the Kids

SRRC holds the annual 5K Run/Walk for the Kids on the Saturday during Ottawa’s Riverfest festivities each year.
The Run/Walk for the Kids starts and ends at Ottawa Township High School, 211 East Main St., Ottawa. Check in and race day registration begins at 6:30 a.m., runners start at 8:00 a.m. A Kid’s Fun Run immediately follows the race. The run/walk follows a USA Track and Field certified course, winding through the historic east side of Ottawa including the scenic Illinois and Michigan Canal passage.
Runners are timed and the top overall female and male runners receive trophies. Also, runners placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd in thirteen different age categories receive medals.
For more information on any of our event, please contact Jennifer Kirkman at 815-434-0857 or sign up at
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Murder Mystery

SRRC held its first Murder Mystery event Presented by Tangled Roots on Friday, October 13th in the Tap Room. The event was $50 a couple and included heavy appetizers, a murder mystery game and delicious drinks provided by Tangled Roots. The event is limited to 50 guests. Sponsorships are available. For more information, please contact Jennifer Kirkman at 815-434-0857 or
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