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The Story of Easter Seals Alabama

Easter Seals, 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, Easter Seals Alabama creates life-changing solutions so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play in their communities.

Easter Seals 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. Easter Seals 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.

Easter Seals Alabama consists of eight community rehabilitation program sites and the world’s largest barrier free recreational camp Camp ASCCA. Easter Seals 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, Easter Seals Alabama served over 20,000 children, adults and families resulting in $17.3 million in new wages and purchasing power.

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