People with disabilities and the aging population are not getting services they need and, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, these services are entitled. These disparities have only grown during the pandemic. In order to solve this problem, the program needs financial support in order to expand services and ensure direct support professionals are given benefits and competitive salaries for this vital work. Help us reach Congress with a clear message to fund home and community-based services (HCBS).Learn More
For more than 100 years, Easterseals has served as an indispensable resource for individuals with disabilities, veterans, seniors and their families.
Together, our 68 affiliates in communities nationwide serve 1.5 million people through high-quality programs including autism services, early intervention, workforce development, adult day care and more.
September 7, 2021
My family makes it a priority to take a vacation together every year. Some vacations are smaller (Wi…
August 27, 2021
Our son Gus was born in 1986 with significant physical and developmental disabilities. He lived at h…
August 17, 2021
Erin Hawley, Digital Content Producer for Easterseals and the host of Disability Readathon, received…
August 16, 2021
A story I heard on NPR’s Morning Edition was heartbreaking for me to listen to. Parent after parent …
July 26, 2021
Today marks the 31st anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). As w…
Born with Spina Bifida and clubfoot, Auburn Smith became a nationally-ranked tennis player and aspiring musician.
Marti Clark has a history of exceeding people’s expectations. As a former Easterseals child representative, Marti grew up to accomplish her goals with her therapists and teachers over the years helping through transitional times in Marti’s life.
Cicero is “the life of the party” at Easterseals, where he attends an adult day program twice a week and enjoys socializing, dancing and therapeutic activities.
Born with autism, Connor is bright, funny, warm, loving and energetic.
After years of being misdiagnosed, Abby was diagnosed with autism. Since then, Abby has been making amazing social strides, even leading a campaign to stop bullying.
Before COVID-19, people with disabilities were already at a disadvantage. While it is no surprise, 2020 was a difficult year for virtually every American. But for the 61 million people living with disabilities in our country, there is no doubt that they have been hit disproportionately hard by the crisis.Read More
With so many displaced and navigating life in Hurricane Ida's wake, please give. You'll help Easterseals Louisiana urgently respond to the needs of its community, supporting the thousands of people with disabilities, their families, and our devoted staff with tools to weather Ida's devastating impact.Read More