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Our Mission

To enrich the lives of people living with disabilities and special needs, and those who care about them, by providing opportunities to live, learn, work, and play in their communities!

Easterseals is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has helped children and adults with disabilities and special needs, live better lives for more than half a century. Annually, over 7,000 individuals with disabilities and specific special needs in New Jersey receive services in our programs. We believe everyone, no matter their circumstance or level of ability, deserves the opportunity to live, learn, work and play in their communities. Focusing on ability over disability, our family of over 1,000 well-trained and passionate staff members work in partnership with individuals and families to bring equality, dignity and independence to people in need. With over 100 sites providing direct services, advocacy and education in 21 counties throughout the state, Easterseals New Jersey offers a variety of programs to help people with various special needs address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals.

Who We Help

Easterseals New Jersey provides services in 21 counties throughout the state. Individuals with and without disabilities receive services in our programs. Populations served include:

How We Help

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Visit our Programs page to learn more about what we offer people with disabilities and their families in New Jersey.

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

As of June 2016, Easterseals has once again received the significant accreditation from CARF for its organizational performance.  In their summary, the Commission states: “On balance, ESNJ provides excellent services. The organization demonstrates a true commitment to quality and a willingness to continuously improve its services and operations. It has earned a reputation for providing individualized services and it enjoys a high level of satisfaction among persons served, families, and employers. The leadership and staff members are dedicated to conforming to the CARF standards, and it is apparent that they worked very hard to prepare for this survey. The organization demonstrates substantial conformance to the CARF standards.”

To learn more about the CARF Accreditation click HERE or read our accreditation summary.

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