On October 6th, join us for a virtual event with Education Week about advancing equity, inclusion, and access to quality education. We aim to do this through culturally appropriate special education advocacy resources and training for Black families and Black students with disabilities. Register now!Learn More
Through life-changing services for people with disabilities, families, and communities, Easterseals is expanding local access to healthcare, education, and employment across the country.
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 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…
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 …
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