Providing Services for People with Disabilities and their Families
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.
These programs include sheltered employment, transition services, work adjustment and work evaluation. Sheltered employment is designed to provide long-term employment in a structured environment for those individuals who need maximum supervision to be productive. Employees are paid commensurate wages and receive benefits. Work adjustment is a time limited work skills training and may be facility based (workshop) or community based. Transition services refers to a array of specialty services that may be provided to individuals based on consumer choice and need. Examples of other training might include drivers education, laundry services, customer service training and mobility skills training.