Questions about Disabilities

What is disability?
Learn about the evolving definition and meaning of disability.

What are some different types of disability?
Find information on Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, and other disabilities.

What is disability pride?
Understand the meaning of disability pride, self-advocacy, and person-first language.

How do I talk to my child about disability?
Explore our tips and resources on how to talk to children about disability.

Easterseals DC MD VA Services for People with Disabilities

Children with disabilities learn alongside their typically developing peers in our inclusive classrooms at Easterseals Child Development Centers and Head Start programs. Our Early Intervention program offers therapies, such as occupational, speech, and physical, for all children to reach their full potential in school.

Adults with disabilities have access to holistic healthcare, education, and employment services that meet the individual’s needs. Adult Day Service centers provide daily clinical care, supervision, and activities for adults with a variety of disabilities including chronic illness and behavioral issues. Easterseals Disability Employment Services Network (EDESN) gives customized job support for clients, many of whom connect with us through the Social Security Ticket to Work Program, to achieve gainful employment and financial independency.

Living with Disabilities

Myths and Facts
Dispel myths about what it's like to live with a disability.

10 Ways to Be Inclusive
Discover ways you can be inclusive in your everyday life. 

Disability Etiquette
Check out the Do's and Don'ts of disability etiquette.

Americans with Disabilities Act
Get the history of this landmark legislation to expand civil rights.

Love, Dating, Relationships and Disability
Read about love stories, dating advice, personal posts, and more.

Making Our Lives Accessible
Build a more accessible world to ensure everyone can fully participate together.

Safety Tips for People with Disabilities
Start with these S.A.F.E.T.Y. tips to prepare you for an emergency.

Talking with Your Doctor
Have a positive relationship with your doctor and get the right healthcare for you.