Easter Seals Walk With Me is an event to raise awareness and support for families living with disabilities! Join hundreds of passionate people in your community for a day full of entertainment, fun and, of course, our signature walk! Every walk event is different -- your walk could be at a local school or at the aquarium. But every walk is a lifeline of funds that enables your local Easter Seals to continue providing vital services and support to people with disabilities and their families.
Easter Seals is a national organization that provides a variety of services to children and adults with special needs and disabilities. In Connecticut, Easter Seals began affiliate operations in 1935 as the Connecticut Society for Crippled Children and Adults, working primariliy with field workers and occupational therapists that treateed individuals with disabilities. In 1950, Easter Seals took over the operation of a summer camp in Trumbull, which became Camp Hemlocks, a fully accessible, barrier-free summer camp for children and adults with disabilities and other special needs. The camp relocated to Hebron, CT. in 1974 and has celebrated over 35 years of operation at its current site with expanded programs and services.
In December 2011 Easter Seals began serving the Fairfield County community when it opened the doors to its newest program, the Easter Seals Autism and Developmental Disabilities Center. Under the direction of Tanya Wachsmuth, the center provides truly comprehensive diagnostic, evaluation, treatment and support services to individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities, and their families.
Together these programs help us work towards our mission: To provide exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
Easter Seals Coastal Fairfield County also has a number of volunteer opportunities and fundraising events to support our programs.