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Stories of Hope

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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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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Chad Chappelle, a Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) success story!

Chad Chappelle spotlight Chad Chappelle enrolled in our Portland HVRP at the end of June 2017. While he was employed part-time in Nutritional Services with the school system, the end of the school year meant his job was ending, too. Chad hoped to find an opportunity in social services, in order to put his extensive volunteer experience to good use.
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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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Kimberlee, a Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) success story!

Kimberlee spotlight Kimberlee, an Army veteran, came to our Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) as a referral from Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP). She recently graduated with a Bachelor's in Computer Science and needed a job.
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Meet Mr. Fenton and read his story about his experience with Easterseals Oregon

Mr. Fenton Mr. Fenton is a 47 year old United States Air Force (USAF) veteran who was enrolled in the Medford, Oregon Easterseals' Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (ESO HVRP). He has ADHD and is otherwise disabled, taking several prescribed medications that ease but do not eliminate his difficulties.
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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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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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Programs Spotlight

Programs Spotlight Jonathan is 13 years old, he has Autism Spectrum Disorder. His condition affects his social relationships, academic and self-care skills. He is a kind boy with a bright mind. Having positive and exciting camp experiences is so helpful for Jonathan. It helps him feel less “different” and more like everyone else. He is building memories that will last his whole life. – Tina, Jonathan’s mom.
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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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Who We Are Spotlight

Who We Are Spotlight Peace of mind and financial stability are the dividends achieved from our Money Management Program. Approximately 2% of adults need help managing personal finances. Without support they are vulnerable to fraud and financial abuse. Individuals 18 and older, are partnered with a specially trained and supervised volunteer to receive in-home assistance with budgeting, bill paying and debt management.
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