The Make the First Five Count free screening tool helps parents support their child's growth and happiness through life's earliest developmental milestones. The first five years of life is considered fundamental to a child's growth and wellness. During National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, Easterseals is ensuring that parents stay informed about developmental milestones and are provided with resources to support children who learn and grow in different ways.Learn More
Easterseals employs an inclusive cast and crew led by people with disabilities for a ground-breaking national awareness campaign. The PSA series highlights how Easterseals is expanding local access to healthcare, education, and employment for people with disabilities, families, and communities across the country. Watch the full series here.
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Born with Spina Bifida and clubfoot, Auburn Smith became a nationally-ranked tennis player and aspiring musician.
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“Employment Extenders” are a growing segment of the population working beyond the traditional age of retirement. Voya Cares® and Easterseals commissioned Edge Research to develop a nationwide survey to gain insights into the Employment Extender mindset and how employers can support this population.Read More
The way children see themselves early in life is essential and disability representation in educational media is critical to addressing stigma. That’s why we are thrilled to partner with Cherry Lake Publishing to ensure more authentic experiences about disability are told in children’s literature. Writers with disabilities can enter to win a $2,000 cash prize and a publishing contract! Submissions are now open!Read More