Why Easter Seals?

More than a generation ago, Easter Seals was front and center during the polio epidemic, working tirelessly to help children and adults with polio gain the skills they needed to live independently through medical rehabilitation and various therapies. And now, Easter Seals is the country’s leading provider of services for people with autism today.

Easter Seals programs across the country provide a wide variety of interventions that help individuals of all abilities, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Easter Seals currently has a combination of services specifically targeting individuals with the diagnosis of ASD as well as other services that include individuals with ASD among their service recipients.

There Child Development Center Network is the largest provider of inclusive child care in the United States. With nearly 80 centers, Easter Seals serves thousands of young children and their families, in a setting where children with disabilities and special needs comprise 25 percent of enrollment.

As a long-term provider of Workforce Development services, annually Easter Seals assists 35,000 people with disabilities and other special needs overcome barriers to employment. At the same time,Easter Seals continues to be a pioneer in the field by developing innovative ways to help individuals achieve greater economic self-sufficiency and be more active in their communities.

For decades, Easter Seals’ Adult Day Services have put hope within reach for thousands of adults. Easter Seals provides a variety of home and community-based services affording adults and seniors opportunities to live, learn, work and play as a vital part of their own community or neighborhood. These programs put hope within reach for adults with a developmental disability, persons with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, as well as an individual with Multiple Sclerosis, or those who have had a stroke. In addition, these valuable programs offer respite, support, and education for family members and other caregivers.

Whether through a birth condition, injury, illness or limitations associated with aging, Easter Seals medical rehabilitation services are the first step toward help you or your family member gain greater independence and mobility—or maintain the skills they have. Medical rehabilitation includes occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language pathology, audiology, early intervention and other therapies that help people learn the skills they need to live, learn, work and play in their communities.

Medical rehabilitation focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disabilities to help individuals live with greater independence. Easter Seals medical professionals work together to restore function lost due to temporary conditions such as lower back pain, or permanent disabilities, such as traumatic brain injury. Easter Seals also promotes quality of life for individuals with disabilities through education and prevention programs.

The crisis facing the nation in meeting the physical and mental health needs of the Armed Forces having served in Iraq and Afghanistan is overwhelming and continues to grow. Thousands of injured military service members are returning home with hopes of successfully transitioning to civilian life. Many communities are not equipped to respond appropriately to their unique need, nor are they aware of how to best work with military and Veterans systems in the process.

Easter Seals’ Military & Veterans services respond to this call to action. As the largest provider of disability-related services to individuals with disabilities and their families, Easter Seals offers military and Veterans systems of care with viable options to support and augment current reintegration efforts.

The information pertaining to in this post were taken and clipped from the Easter Seals website, they were not done with permission. So, this post does not say they endorse us, but we do endorse them. To find out more about Easter Seals I would recommend going to their website you can find their website at http://www.easterseals.com

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