Two-year-old Davian, who has Down Syndrome, is becoming more independent thanks to the hard work of staff at Dorothy Spainhour Child Development Center. He is feeding himself, following directions and interacting with classmates!
Easterseals UCP works side-by-side with adults and children who are managing disabilities and mental health challenges. We serve as a nurse, a therapist, a social worker, a job counselor, a teacher, a psychologist, a caregiver and a compassionate friend all rolled into one. Our purpose is to help neighbors in need achieve better days and live their best possible life.
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Did you know that 18% of adults have a mental health condition including depression, schizophrenia and substance abuse? That's more than 43 million Americans. Easterseals UCP provides a wide range of services for individuals with mental illness and their families.
The Center for Disease Control released it's latest study on autism. The report shows the prevalence of autism has increased from 1 in 68 children to 1 in 59 in the U.S. In North Carolina, 1 in 57 children are diagnosed with autism. Easterseals UCP is here to help families.
May is Foster Care Awareness Month. Consider opening your home to one of the thousands of foster children needing a safe home. Easterseals UCP provides training, support 24/7 and reimbursement to foster parents. All you need is time and love.
Since she was a baby, the staff at the Dorothy Spainhour Child Development Center in Fayetteville, NC have watched Jalea grow and learn new skills. Thanks to Medicaid funding and the dedicated Easterseals UCP staff at the center, Jalea is graduating to a typical kindergarten!
Brothers and sisters who have siblings with a disability can meet with others like them to talk about the challenging issues, have fun and make new friends who "get it". Sibshops in Chapel Hill, Greenville and Wilmington, North Carolina are FREE! Register now.
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