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Veteran Services

Veteran with his family Serving those who have served. Easterseals Veteran Services ensures that our community’s veterans and their families have somewhere to turn to gain the support they need to succeed in our community. Through our Community OneSource, employment services and connection with the Dixon Center, veterans will not just succeed, they will thrive.
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Paula Bailey: Patience and Determination

paula-web Paula Bailey is a wife and mother with an intellectual disability. Her husband has physical limitations and relies on her for many needs. Despite these challenges, she worked hard with Easter Seals to receive job training that prepared her for a job in the community. She received the 2014 Upward Mobility Award, which is given to an individual served by Easter Seals TriState who has successfully obtained employment in the community and achieved advancement beyond their initial position.
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Mushay has overcome disadvantages

mushay davis Those who meet Mushay today have trouble believing that she was once a shy teenager facing economic challenges and struggling in school. Now she's a college graduate who is paying it forward as a Workforce Development Specialist.
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Keeping a Legacy Alive

Engberg Including Easter Seals in your will is a way to honor a loved one. Giving back to an organization that has touched your family personally is a wonderful way to keep a legacy alive.
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Eddie is defying disability

eddie pope square pic Eddie exemplifies the path to employment for many young people with disabilities. With eight years of experience in increasingly responsible positions, Eddie successfully pursued community employment, and it’s been a great fit.
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Chris Macklin 2014 Independence Award

The Independence Award recognizes an individual served by Easter Seals TriState who has set and achieved or made significant progress toward greater independence. They have taken on new challenges, such as learning a new skill, setting and achieving an education or life goal, or have stepped out of their comfort zone in order to explore new opportunities to grow and to increase their self-esteem and independence.
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Antionette is mission in action

Antionette Thomas Antionette, the 2013 Tailgate Bash ambassador, is the embodiment of Easterseals' mission in action. Beginning at the age of 14 in Easterseals youth services, she took her future in her hands and took advantage of the resources available to her. Today, she has been hired at Easterseals as a youth transition coordinator, and is a role model for all who enter our youth programs.
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A good heart and a great employee

justin glover Justin Glover may have a developmental disability, but that doesn't define him. While involved with Easterseals, Justin Glover received job coaching and participated in three different internships, finding a great fit in maintenance at the Hamilton County Sherriff’s Department. His hard work and dedication led him to become the first Project Search participant to be hired on by the Hamilton County Sherriff’s Department.
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