Our Programs2

Our Programs

Easterseals takes a holistic approach, providing comprehensive services to thousands of children and adults in our neighborhoods, no matter their disability, military status, income, race, or age.

In the spotlight

Service member and significant other embracing

As the largest provider of disability-related services, Easter Seals offers military and veterans systems of care with viable options to support and augment current reintegration efforts.

Children

To help each child reach their full potential, we provide personalized child development and early intervention services.

Adults

To improve health and reduce isolation in adults with disabilities, we offer engaging activities and expansive resources.

Veterans

To enable military families to integrate into the community, we provide a suite of services, including employment support and mental healthcare.

Caregivers

To sustain families and caregivers, we provide comprehensive services and supports.

Inter-Generational Programming

The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Inter-Generational Center is a worldwide model of excellence for serving people with disabilities. By providing programs for seniors, adults, and children in a shared center, Easterseals DC MD VA creates opportunities for everyone to contribute at all stages of life through daily multi-generational activities. We are working to build a society that truly values people of all ages and abilities. The Easterseals DC MD VA inter-generational center is located at our headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Benefits of shared site inter-generational programming include:

  • Quality and caring services for adults and children
  • Enhanced quality of life for all participants
  • Improved attitude about different age groups
  • Enhanced social skills
  • Improved academic performance/learning stimulation
  • Increased stability/emotional support
  • Improved health

Research indicates that both children and adults benefit:

  • Preschool children had higher social developmental scores
  • Children gained enhanced perceptions of people with disabilities and older adults
  • Children had improved reading scores
  • Older adults experience fewer falls and performed better on memory tests
  • The majority of adult participants reported feeling happy, loved, and younger
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