Barbara Zawacki has worked in social services for almost 50 years, serving for 26 years as director for school and early intervention programs for CARC , now Envision Unlimited before joining Easterseals Serving Chicagoland and Rockford.
At Easterseals, Barbara was instrumental in developing its early and foundational programs that still operate today. She also spearheaded efforts to expand Easterseals’ programs from outpatient medical rehab and dental services for children to include innovative new programs in early learning developmental services and comprehensive autism services at three Easterseals Academies through the Illinois Autism Program, TAP (the Autism Program) and HarrysButtons.
Barbara earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in special education from Chicago State University and a type 75 administrative endorsement from National Louis University.
In retirement, Barbara is looking forward to enjoying her 4 beautiful grandchildren as well as traveling.