Teens and young adults with disabilities often face special challenges at this important time in their lives. Many services at the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center can offer support.
Medical Rehabilitation Therapy
Physical, occupational, speech/language, and aquatic therapy can help teens and young adults maintain progress and achieve new goals.
Recreation & "iCan Bike"
Young people with disabilities can gain new skills and build self-esteem with recreation programs, including the "iCan Bike" day camp that teaches individuals (age 8 and up) to ride a bicycle.
Driver's Evaluations & Training
Like most young people, many teens and young adults with disabilities look forward to gaining new independence by driving. For many, this dream can be realized with thorough evaluation, extensive training with a Driving Rehabilitation Specialist, and individualized adaptive equipment.
Assistive Technology Solutions (ATS)
The need for customized adaptive equipment may increase as young adults seek a more independent and active lifestyle. From custom power wheelchairs to adaptations for the classroom or workplace, ATS can help.
Augmentative & Alternative Communication
New technologies can help individuals with disabilities affecting their speech "find a voice". The ability to communicate with family, friends, teachers, and others in the community may open whole new worlds for teens and young adults.
Employment & Training
When it's time to plan for the transition from school to work, contact New Frontiers Employment Services, SSI/SSDI Ticket to Work, or Horizon Industries.