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Through life-changing services for people with disabilities, families, and communities, Easterseals is expanding local access to healthcare, education, and employment across the country.
October 7, 2021
I have Muscular Dystrophy which requires full care for all activities of daily living. Through home …
September 29, 2021
An interview with Crystal Odom-McKinney, National Director of Senior Community Service Employment P…
September 22, 2021
My 15-year-old author friend Anja Herrman, a.k.a. DJ Mermaid, is going to be on WBEZ, Chicago Public…
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…
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.
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
Halloween will be here before you know it! Parents looking for fun, inclusive activities to do with your kids can join us for Easterseals Virtual Camp: Spooky Crafts Edition! For an entire week, we will share spooky crafts that you can do right at home. Each day, we'll celebrate the fall season with a virtual ‘campfire’ get-together where campers can sing songs, make friends, and share their creativity.Read More
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