This year marks our inaugural Disability Awareness Day! We are so excited to launch this effort to spread awareness of the disability community and the obstacles individuals with disabilities face in their everyday lives.
One of the biggest obstacles people with disabilities face is the inability to gain meaningful and necessary employment. Through Disability Awareness Day we are working to increase employment opportunities for people living with disabilities.
As a community, we are able to secure opportunities for the people with disabilities, by educating the public of the struggles they face every day.
The fifth annual Día de los Muertos concert will end ESCT's inaugural Disability Awareness Day this year at Stubb's BBQ on Saturday, November 4! We hope you'll join us in spreading the news leading up to the day and on November 4. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and website for more updates. Please contact our Communications and Marketing Manager, Lilli Lopez at email@example.com for media inquiries and Vanessa Maldonado, VP of Development at firstname.lastname@example.org for sponsorship opportunities.
Easterseals Central Texas is thrilled to announce the 20th Annual Casino Royale Gala will be held Saturday, March 4th at the W Hotel. This special event will ensure individuals with disabilities and there families can continue to receive serves to enable them to purse their hopes and dreams. This fun- filled evening will feature Silent and Live Auctions, a Venetian-inspired dinner, a casino and dancing to a LIVE band. The "Venetian Carnival" Gala is an annual gala to raise money for the core mission of the organization. It is a night to celebrate the mission, success, and community support ESCT.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available for businesses and individuals, please visit our event website.
We're inviting you to see and experience the mission of Easterseals Central Texas at our “Mission in Action Open House.” This is your opportunity to be a part of a fun and interactive presentation, meet our staff, hear our stories and learn how you can support people with disabilities in our community.
Our Mission in Action Open Houses will be held quarterly.
Space is limited for each event. If you are interested in attending, please contact Vanessa Maldonado, Sr. Development Manager at email@example.com.
Día de los Muertos Festival is a unique festival featuring a full day Dia los Muertos cultural experience with live music, performances, art, kid's zone, food and drink. The festival brings together a dynamic blend of music with vibrant Día de los Muertos traditions. Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor EZPAWN. Thank you to our sponsors includin William Gammon Insurance, United Healthcare, Superior HealthPlan, Google Fiber, H-E-B, CLS Partners and HPI Real Estate Services. Organizers still have sponsorship and underwriting opportunities available. Media sponsors are KUT/KUTX, Univision Austin TV and Radio, El Mundo Newspaper, Austin American Statesman, Austin 360.com and ¡Ahora Sí!.
Proceeds from the festival will benefit Easterseals Central Texas’ mission of promoting independence and creating opportunities for people with disabilities. Visit our Festival website for more information.
Our 19th annual Casino Royale King and Queen of Hearts Gala on Saturday, February 28 at Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa. The event was hosted by emcees Scotty Bennett, on air personality from KOKE-FM and Austin High School senior Archer Hadley. Click here for full press release.
Our 2nd annual Dia de los Muertos Festival was held at Oswaldo A.B. Cantu/Pan American Recreation Center in Austin, Texas. Proceeds from the festival benefited Easterseals Central Texas’ mission of promoting independence and creating opportunities for people with disabilities. Visit our Dia de los Muertos website for more information and to see photos from the 2014 Festival.
The Next Chapter Book Club of Easterseals Central Texas was excited to host a special inaugural luncheon with New York Times bestselling author, Ron Suskind on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel. Mr. Suskind discussed his latest book, “Life Animated, a Story of Sidekicks, Heroes and Autism" a truly inspirational story of how the Suskind family reconnected with their autistic son, Owen. At age 3, Owen regressed into a non-communicative world, but through his affinity and deep connection to Disney movies, has since graduated from high school, college and is living in a semi independent living facility.
At Easterseals Central Texas (ESCT), we encounter families like the Suskinds everyday. They are searching for help, resources and support to meet the needs of children and adults with disabilities. ESCT provides patient centered services such as outpatient physical, occupational, audiological and speech therapy, as well as paid job training, an independent living program, and the Next Chapter Book Club for people in 21 counties in Central Texas.
At weekly meetings, the Next Chapter Book Club gathers adolescents and adults with intellectual disabilities to promote literacy and social interaction experiences that encourage friendship and lifelong learning within a community-based setting.
Proceeds benefited Easterseals Central Texas’ clients and programs.
Easterseals Central Texas was proud to host its first annual Dia de los Muertos Festival on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Fiesta Gardens in Austin, Texas. The festival celebrated life and life to come in a full day Dia los Muertos cultural experience with live music, performances, art, children's activities, food and drink. Everyone enjoyed the music from Tejano and Texas music industries including Little Joe y La Familia, Dale Watson, Los Texmaniacs and other performers such as Austin Samba School and Las Monas.