Easter Seals is the region's leading provider of services and support for children and adults living with disabilities. Our clients' stories offer insight into the type of services provided by Easter Seals -- and provide inspiration for individuals and families that people living with disabilities can and do lead meaningful lives.
“1-2-3: GO!” is a chant often heard in three-year-old Journey’s house as she and her six-year-old brother, Ryder, race around the house in their ride-on cars. For some parents this may sound peculiar, but for Journey’s family, it’s witnessing a bonding moment between siblings. Read Journey's story. (.pdf)
Each camper that attends Easter Seals Camp Fairlee becomes a part of the Fairlee family, but some members have been a part of the family for a lot longer. Jamal, who has Cerebral Palsy and uses a wheelchair, looks forward to coming to camp each year and has been coming for 26 years. Read Jamal's story. (.pdf)
Starting a new experience sometimes can be nerve-wracking, but, it didn’t take long for Emily to fall in love with the environment, the staff, new friends and, of course, the dance parties at the Easterseals program she attends each day. Any nervousness quickly faded and Emily’s mom, Julia, has watched her grow into a more independent woman thanks to the skills she is learning at Easterseals. Read Emily's story. (.pdf)
Jennifer is a valued employee at Casapulla’s South in Rehoboth Beach where she works as part of Easter Seals Supported Employment services. As her boss, Mike, says, “It’s Jennifer’s cheerful personality that wins customers over and keeps them coming back!” Supported Employment makes it possible for adults with intellectual disabilities, including autism, to get the job training and coaching needed to find meaningful work. Read Jennifer's story. (.pdf)
When Holly’s husband became gravely ill, she knew she could no longer care for both him and her 96-year-old father, Bill, on her own. She knew she needed help to meet her father’s growing needs, especially since he lives in his own home. Easterseals In-Home Services filled the gap for the whole family. Read Bill's story. (.pdf)
Sometimes life does not go according to plan, but sometimes it can turn out to be the greatest gift in the world. This was the case for Angela and Andy when they gave birth to their daughter, Brinley, and found out she had Down Syndrome. Read Brinley's story. (.pdf)