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For Children


Easterseals Opportunity Center offers mobile assessment, where an evaluator visits area schools to assess academic achievement, aptitudes and interests in order to help clients set vocational goals and make training and rehabilitation services decisions.


Easterseals of the Birmingham Area provides programs for children that include:


Easterseals Camp ASCCA, a nationally recognized leader in therapeutic recreation, provides camping experiences for children and adults with disabilities.


For Infants and Toddlers

Early Intervention Services are offered by Easterseals Camp ASCCA Goodwill Easterseals of the Gulf Coast

Infants and toddlers with special needs receive Early Intervention Services to enhance their early development. These services include special instruction, physical, occupational and speech therapies, nutritional consultations and other family supports. Services are provided in the home, at the child's daycare center or other locations in the community.

For Preschool and Elementary

Easterseals Camp ASCCA Goodwill Easterseals of the Gulf Coast (Mobile) operates two inclusive child development centers in Mobile, where children of all abilities receive high quality instruction with small child-staff ratios.

Easterseals Camp ASCCA Goodwill Easterseals of the Gulf Coast (Mobile) also conducts a nationally certified home visitation program known as Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY); a First Teacher Program that provides bi-weekly home visits to families with children birth to five, living in underserved communities; and family literacy visits.

Other Children's Services


Easterseals Central Alabama offers these programs for children:

Dogs on Call (DOC) trains and certifies Therapy Dog Teams (teams must live within 75 miles of Montgomery and we visit within the river region) to provide comfort to those living with disabilities, suffering trauma or stress, at-risk, or living in nursing and assisted living communities, hospitals, rehabilitation, and youth detention centers. Specialized DOC Teams work with children with autism and other disabilities, and special needs families in goal-oriented therapy as well as therapy and service dog placements. DOC also partners with public and alternative schools for in-school curriculums designed to teach compassion and responsibility, improve focus and stimulate learning.


Easterseals Northwest Alabama provides therapy programs for children that include:


The Special Preschool Education (SPEC) program at Easterseals West Central Alabama serves children with physical, developmental and congenital disabilities.


Easterseals West Alabama (ESWA) offers several programs to assist children, including:


Services for children are not offered at the Easterseals Achievement Center in Opelika.
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