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Who We Are

  • SRRC is a premier provider of developmental, speech and occupational therapy services for children
  • SRRC is a child care center and pre-school for children with and without special needs
  • SRRC is a non-profit organization that 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.  We continue to provide quality services to LaSalle and Bureau counties.


Starved Rock Regional Center 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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Meet your financial, tax, or estate planning objectives while providing critical support to children and adults with disabilities.

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 10th Annual Black & White Ball is scheduled for February 23rd, 2019 at Celebration 150 in Utica. 

2019 will be our 10th anniversary and we anticipate over 200 guests to attend, including previous ambassadors and their families.  This popular annual event includes dinner, dancing, raffles, complimentary martini bar, photos by Annette Barr, live auction by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers and the introduction of the 2019 Ambassador family.
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The Annual Celebration and Car Show for the Kids Presented by The Auto Inspector will be held Sunday, June 3rd 11 am to 4 pm at Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd in Ottawa.

Admission is free and the event includes live music, food, beer, 50/50 raffle, children’s activities and inflatables, games, skydiving, a fly-in and a Car Show for the Kids Presented by The Auto Inspector.  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.  This year the race will be a COLOR run/walk with a new course.  The race will start and end at Ottawa River Rescue this year, 234 Albin Stevens Drive.  Check in and race day registration begins at 6:30 a.m., runners start at 8:00 a.m. with a Kid’s Fun Run immediately following the race.  The run/walk includes views along the Riverwalk, the scenic Illinois and Michigan Canal passage and the historic East Side.

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

Murder at the Casino will be the second annual Murder Mystery for SRRC and will be held Friday, October 26th at 5:30pm in Utica at Grand Bear Lodge.  Guests will be treated to a night of mystery and will have the option to stay at the lodge with discounted weekend rates. Come for the murder, stay for the water park.  

Tickets this year will be $50 each, $80 per couple or $350 for a table of 10.  Ticket includes Casino games, drink voucher, dinner and murder!  For more information, please contact Jennifer Kirkman at 815-434-0857 or
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