Easterseals has been advocating for and providing services and supports to veterans and military personnel living with disabilities since World War II. Easterseals believes that veterans deserve services delivered in an appropriate, timely and accessible manner.
Easterseals’ governmental relations team is working to influence federal and state policy affecting military service members and veterans. Easterseals activity engages with congressional staff and administration officials to ensure that all veterans with disabilities receive the services and supports they need to attain their goals and full community participation.
Easterseals is a respected partner and resource for veterans’ policy and information. Easterseals’ governmental relations staff has been invited by key U.S. House and U.S. Senate Congressional Committees to testify on the effectiveness of Department of Veterans Affairs rehabilitation programs and strategies for improving outreach to and care of our nation’s veterans. Easterseals’ government relations team works collaboratively with other veterans’ service and disability organizations to advance unified legislative goals that improve veterans care and services.
For additional information on federal policy and legislation addressing military servicemembers and veterans, please contact the Easterseals Military and Veterans Initiative.