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Children Services

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Easterseals is working to create a world where:

  • Each child born with a disability is given the support necessary to participate fully in life and to have dreams and hopes, successes and achievements.
  • Parents of a newly-diagnosed child with a disability are aware of the services and resources available to them and get unimpeded access to all necessary services.
  • Children with disabilities are recognized by all as having vital contributions to make to our society.
  • Communities value and support children with disabilities and their families.
  • Access to appropriate child care is available for children with special needs.
  • Families benefit from innovations and new technologies that help children with disabilities be as independent as possible.

Child Development Centers / Early Intervention /
Success Stories
/ Resources for Parents and Guardians

Child Development Centers

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Our Child Development Center Network is the largest provider of inclusive child care in the United States. Easterseals serves thousands of young children and their families in a setting where children with disabilities and special needs comprise 25 percent of enrollment.

Learn more about our high-quality Child Development Centers

Find a Child Development Center in your community using our nationwide directory

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Early Intervention

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Early intervention services help young children with disabilities achieve their goals in cognitive, social/emotional, communicative, adaptive and physical development.

Services may include occupational therapy to help an infant learn to hold her bottle, physical therapy to help her learn to roll over, or speech therapy to help her learn to eat. Most early intervention services take place in the home or, in the case of working parents, at child care facilities in the local community.

Read more about early intervention

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Success Stories

Adelia smilingAfter searching for answers and the right services for her new baby born with Down syndrome, this mom found just what she was looking for at Easterseals. Read Adelia's story

JaleaJalea, a child with spina bifida, learns, plays, and reaches milestones at her local Easterseals child development center. Read more about the exciting milestones Jalea is reaching at school.

HavenHaven was born with significant delays due to complications at birth. Today, she is a thriving, joyful, and energetic kid. Read more about how Easterseals was there for Haven from the very beginning.

Brashear familyBrothers Colson and Andersen were born a year apart, both prematurely. With the help of Easterseals early intervention services, their mom was able to get them the support they needed right away. Read Colson and Andersen's story

Maggie Lent on her tricycleMaggie was diagnosed with trisomy 8 mosaicism shortly after birth, leaving her family feeling uncertainty. When Easterseals came into the picture, Maggie got the assistance she needed to grow into the kid she is today. Read Maggie's story

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Resources for Parents and Guardians

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  • At Easterseals, we know the first five years of life lay the foundation for a child’s long-term well-being and overall success. Get a free, confidential online screening to track your child's development, and more through Make the First Five Count.

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