Frequently Asked Questions

Don't forget to visit the How We Thrive page for ways to get involved with the Thrive program. For additional questions and comments, feel free to contact us. We'd love to hear from you!

About Thrive

What is Easterseals?

Easterseals is a non-profit organization that provides services for children and adults with disabilities, caregivers, and veterans and their families. We've been helping families for nearly 100 years, assisting more than 2 million individuals annualy at more than 550 Easterseals service sites across the country.

What is Easterseals Thrive?

Thrive is an online community of Easterseals created specifically for young women with disabilities. We offer various digital avenues for connection, expression, and inspiration, including this website, Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr, and budding email and mobile communities.

Why young women with disabilities?

Young women with disabilities can be an underserved demographic in many ways, looking for a safe and trusted place to connect, so Easterseals decided to create a platform to better serve them. The community is here to allow young women to feel support during the unique transitions we experience involving self-identity, body image, confidence, and independence. Thrive’s online community elevates the voices of women with disabilities, and provides resources so they can support and empower themselves and each other.

Do I have to join Easterseals Thrive? How do I participate?

There's no need to sign up or fill out any forms. If you're interested in the Thrive community, check out our How We Thrive page to see what events are coming up on social media. Or you can hop on our Facebook and Twitter at any time; we are always posting content that is relevant to young women with disabilities.

Is there a cost to participate?

No, Thrive is free - all you need is access to the internet, and you're good to go!

How can I support Thrive?

Thank you - there are so many ways to support the Thrive community! You can share our content on social media, join in our chats, or link to our website. We also accept donations.

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

You can email Erin Hawley at ehawley@easterseals.com.

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