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 infants and toddlers with developmental delays 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 Services centers provide daily clinical care, supervision, and activities for adults with a variety of disabilities including chronic illness and behavioral issues. Easterseals Disability Staffing Network (EDSN) 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 Disability
Our resources include everything from where to find in-home assistance and addressing aging challenges to building a relationship with your doctor. It’s important to know your options when looking for services in order to live fully and independently with a disability. Check out our resources for Living with Disability.