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Easterseals provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play.

The Story of Easterseals Alabama

Easterseals, nationally, is the leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical and mental disabilities, and other special needs. Through therapy, training, education, and support services, Easterseals Alabama creates life-changing solutions so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play in their communities.

Easterseals Alabama was founded in 1926 as the Alabama Society for Crippled Children. For more than eighty years, the organization works to enhance the lives of children and adults with the disabilities as well as their families. Easterseals Alabama's mission is based on the core values of integrity, respect, excellence, stewardship, philanthropy, and the promotion of independence for individuals with disabilities. Our mission is met through vocational services including employment training and job development; medical services consisting of speech, physical and occupational therapies; children and family services; educational services; community accessibility and transportation services; camping and recreational services.

Easterseals Alabama consists of eight community rehabilitation program sites and the world’s largest barrier free recreational camp Camp ASCCA. Easterseals Alabama services include:

  • Medical Rehabilitation
    • Early Intervention
    • Physical Therapy
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Speech and Hearing Therapy
  • Job Training and Employment
  • Child Care
  • Camping and Recreation

In 2008, Easterseals Alabama served over 20,000 children, adults and families resulting in $17.3 million in new wages and purchasing power.

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