Children and adults with disabilities and special needs find highest-quality services designed to meet their individual needs when they come to Easterseals. Teams of therapists, teachers and other health professionals help each person overcome obstacles to independence and reach his or her personal goals. Easterseals also includes families as active members of any therapy program, and offers the support families need.
This program provides supervised living experiences for adults with developmental disabilities. Easterseals operates group homes in Vienna, Unadilla, Tifton, Pelham, Camilla, Jesup, Valdosta and Cordele and accessible apartments in Ashburn, Cairo, Moultrie, Waycross and Valdosta. The group homes are staffed around the clock while apartment residents receive staff support, as individual needs dictate. Residents must come from the Regional waiting list. Easterseals staff will provide assistance with the application process to be placed on the Regional waiting list.
Respite is time limited, temporary relief provided to the primary caregiver of individuals with a disability. Respite allows families, who may otherwise be home bound, the opportunity to enjoy a well deserved break. This service is designed to relieve families/caregivers of the physical or emotional stress associated with caring for an individual with disabilities.
Family Support is a broad based category that serves children and adults, ages 3 and up, who have developmental disabilities and/or autism. The goal of family support is to keep families together, until the individual with a disability chooses to live independently. Family support is designed to improve the quality of supports to families, while minimizing the need and cost of out of home placements. Respite/Family Support services are available to residents in 54 counties in Southern Georgia.
This program provides attendant care and companion services to adults with physical disabilities. Services are based on individual needs and are flexible, as those needs change. This program enables individuals to live in their own apartments/houses or with a roommate and is designed to prevent unnecessary institutionalization.
Extending Easterseals' expertise, Easterseals adult day services meet daytime needs of adults with disabilities and older adults while promoting their dignity and independence. Currently, the Adult Day programs are located in Albany, Cordele, Tifton, Leesburg, Thomasville and Vienna. Easterseals partners with families to ensure a continuation of their high-standards of care.