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Who is Easter Seals Arc

Photo of girl painting With medals for horsemanship in one pocket, a H.S. diploma in another, busy days spent in Easter Seals Arc’s Transitions program and the hope of working with young children in the future on her mind, Mallory just doesn’t have space or time for disabilities!
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Ways to Give Spotlight

gal & guy at computer Realizing the need for future generations of children and adults with disabilities to have equal or better opportunities and quality of life, Easter Seals Arc offers many ‘Write a Will’ clinics and sponsors several ‘Special Needs Trusts’ seminars. It’s a responsibility we as a community cannot overlook.
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The Big Show

Ke'Dren displays his self-portrait at The Big Show Ke’Dren was one of two Transitions participants whose artwork was selected for display in the “The Big Show” at Wunderkammer Company.
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Take a Step in Making a Difference in Your Community

Walk With Me group 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.
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Our Miltary & Veterans Services

Service member and significant other embracing As the largest provider of disability-related services, Easter Seals offers military and veterans systems of care with viable options to support and augment current reintegration efforts.
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Our Autism Services

boy on swing Easter Seals programs across the country provide a wide variety of interventions that help individuals of all abilities, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Easter Seals currently has a combination of services specifically targeting individuals with the diagnosis of ASD as well as other services that include individuals with ASD among their service recipients.
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Is Your Child Under Age 5? Take the Developmental Milestones Screening

mom huggin two sons with text is your child developing on time? Children develop skills, or "milestones," at their own pace. How is your child or grandchild doing? You only need 10-20 minutes to check with the Ages & Stages Questionnaires® online screening. Your results will help you see if your child's developmental progress is on time and alert you to any concerns that you can talk over with your health care provider.
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Get Involved

grandma Liz annual award Grandma Liz began volunteering several years ago at our child care center and when that morphed into our current ‘Transitions’ program she welcomed the chance to ‘grow along’. She was recently presented our ‘Volunteer of the Year’ award for her extraordinary commitment and service.
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Gardiner Earns Volunteer Award

Janet Gardiner with board members at awards ceremony Janet Gardiner was chosen as the 2014 Volunteer of the Year for her tireless support of recreation activities.
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Explore Resources - Transition Day services

Group of young adults in transitions program class For young adults transitioning after school into adulthood, Easter Seals Arc’s new day program, Transitions Day Services, helps these young people take the steps to independence by learning daily life lessons, practicing social skills, along with community outings, while having fun in a safe, structured atmosphere.
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Act of Kindness Leads to Inspiring Reunion

Learn more about this inspiring reunion Retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. Kimberly Mitchell was reunited with the former Vietnamese Marine 2nd Lt. who rescued her from the Vietnam streets 40 years ago. Mitchell now serves by helping veterans and military families in her role as president of Dixon Center at Easter Seals.
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A Job Well Done

Man leaning on cleaning cart Tim wanted a job, working with people he liked, and he found that at Easterseals Arc. “I love my job today, I don’t get paid by how much I do on a piece rate, I get paid by the hour for doing a good job.”
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A 'One-of-a-Kind Kid'

Auburn Smith Easter Seals 2013 Youth Representative Auburn Smith is a nationally-ranked tennis player and aspiring musician who loves to travel. This active high school sophomore doesn’t let a disability get in her way.
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