Make 2022 a Year of Inclusion
As we begin the new year, what are some goals you’d like to achieve? What would it look like to resolve to advocate for inclusion in your community? Let’s #ResolveToRespect everyone, celebrate differences, and speak up about inequities in our society.Learn More
Leading the Way to 100% Equity, Inclusion, and Access
Through life-changing services for people with disabilities, families, and communities, Easterseals is expanding local access to healthcare, education, and employment across the country.
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Stories of Impact
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.
News and Programs
Send a Clear Message to Congress Today
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).Read More
See the Impact Your Donation Makes
Our recent COVID-19 study found that the pandemic has only increased existing inequities experienced by people with disabilities. This makes our efforts to expand access to local programs and services that much more important. There are several ways you can give to support education, health care, and employment options for communities nationwide.Read More
Racial Equity and Disability
One in four Americans today are living with disability, and of those, one in four are Black Americans. We also recognize the nuanced and challenging barriers that exist for minorities, and the need to bring visibility and perspective to those issues.Read More