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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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Have you ever considered donating your securities (i.e. stocks and mutual funds)? There might be additional tax advantages associated with donating securities instead of cash.

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Simply sign up for your employer's workplace giving campaign and use automatic payroll deduction to make your donation to SRRC.

Gift Planning

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 11th Annual Black & White Ball is scheduled for February 22nd, 2020 at Celebration 150 in Utica. 

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 2020 Ambassador family.

Stay tuned for more details about next year's theme, ticket purchases and more right here, or visit our Facebook page.  
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The Annual Celebration and Car Show for the Kids Presented by The Auto Inspector will be held Sunday, June 2nd 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.

This year we will also be moving our 5K to June 2nd as well and will be using the former Trax 4 Jax course.  Registration/check-in starts at 8 and the race kicks off at 9:30.  Runners can sign up for the event at
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5K Run/Walk for the Kids

This year our 5K is moving to the former Trax 4 Jax course at Skydive Chicago on June 2nd to coincide with our 5th Annual Celebration.  Registration/check-in starts at 8:00 a.m. and the race kicks off at 9:30am with a Kid’s Fun Run immediately following the race.  

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 and everyone registered will receive a t-shirt.  Kids registered for the fun run will receive a t-shirt and a kid medal.  For more information on any of our event, please contact Jennifer Kirkman at 815-434-0857 or sign up at
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Movie in the Park

Stay tuned for more information on a fun family movie night.
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