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Growing Up With Easterseals

Decades of Progress for Kevin Thanks to Easterseals Services

Wilmington, N.C., August 24, 2018

ICSKevin is no stranger to Easterseals.  He started his early years as a baby attending an Easterseals Child Development Center in New York.  Kevin was born with Cerebral Palsy and has an intellectual disability.  So, his parents acted quickly and contacted Easterseals seeking help for Kevin at a very young age.

Now, at 43 years old, he continues to receive support from Easterseals.  Kevin is very active in the Easterseals UCP Individual Community Services program in North Carolina.  This program provides assistance so Kevin can attend recreational activities in the community including the Miracle League of Wilmington.

ICSAlso, Kevin is gainfully employed thanks to the training he receives from the Easterseals UCP Supported Employment program.  Kevin is considered a valued worker in the University of North Carolina Wilmington dining services department. 

“Kevin has developed by leaps and bounds over the years.  He has become an active and engaged member of the Wilmington community, and his successes are a great hope for young individuals and young parents who are living with disability,” said Jennifer Bell, Individual Community Services Program Manager, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Kevin is a prime example of how having early supports can lead to higher level of development and functioning in the community.  Learn more about Individual Community Services and Employment Services at Easterseals UCP.

Easterseals UCP provides exceptional services so that children and adults managing disabilities and mental health challenges can live, learn, work and play in their communities.

Learn more about Easterseals UCP at www.eastersealsucp.com.

For more information contact:
Kathy Edgerton
Easterseals UCP Chief Communications Officer
(O) 919-865-8660
(C) 919-208-0621
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