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Our Purpose

For 80 years, Easterseals NH has provided exceptional services to ensure we change the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day.

Easterseals NH services include autism services, inclusive child care and early intervention, special education, medical rehabilitation, camping and recreation, vocational services, senior services, substance abuse services, adult day programs, community based services, individual service options, transportation services, residential service options, dental services and veteran services.

As a leader in social services for individuals with disabilities and special needs, Easterseals NH employs more than 1,400 individuals who serve more than 26,900 children, adults and seniors with our 12 core programs throughout the state.

In addition, Easterseals NH includes Maine and Vermont. It is recognized as one of the most progressive and diverse Easterseals nationally. 

Our Mission

Easterseals provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.

Our Values

Easterseals Values define how we make decisions and interact with each other. These are statements about what we believe and how we work with individuals who are engaged with Easterseals as clients, donors, volunteers and employees.

Charitable Service. We believe charitable service is at the core of our mission. Our staff and volunteers have a long-standing commitment to serve those for whom no other resources exist.

Customer Service. We believe that people who provide our services and those who use our services, and their satisfaction, are our main reasons for being. We put their needs at the top of all of our priorities. We treat all internal and external customers with the highest degree of respect, courtesy and professionalism.

Excellence. We expect the best and constantly strive to improve by focusing on our goals with energy and purpose.  Staff, volunteer leadership and partners have a strong commitment to quality and innovation to achieve optimal outcomes for the people we serve.

Respect. We value the uniqueness and dignity of each individual, and appreciate the strength of diversity and inclusion.

Collaboration. We believe that internal and external collaboration create a strong network of support for the people we serve. We are committed to creating innovative solutions through successful partnerships.

Independence. We believe in greater hope, empowerment and independence for people with disabilities. We strive for and continually seek to create solutions that enhance opportunities for children, adults and seniors with disabilities and special needs.

Transparency. We support accountability and openness in all of our business practices. We conduct business ethically, honestly, and with a commitment to moral integrity.

Stewardship. We are responsible stewards of our funds and our relationships with clients, donors, volunteers, funders and other supporters. We honor the philanthropic intent of donors and use resources efficiently and effectively.

We Believe

We see the whole you... and the many aspects of your life, including disability.

We are driven to achieve... so that the people we serve are empowered to reach for and realize their full potential

We pave the way... opening pathways to opportunity

We're stronger together... disabilities touch us all, and we work with all members of the community to achieve extraordinary results.

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