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Creating Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Children and adults with disabilities and special needs find highest-quality services designed to meet their individual needs when they come to Easterseals Central Texas.

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Our Core Purpose

To change the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people's lives every day.

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Learn about our Autism Services

Easterseals autism programs across the country provide a wide variety of interventions that help individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

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Easterseals Serving Central Texas

2324 Ridgepoint Dr # F1
Austin, TX 78754
Phone: (512) 615-6800

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The Fedcap Group Reports First-Half Financial And Programmatic Results

Easterseals Central Texas is part of The Fedcap Group, an international nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of everyone we serve. On May 12 we presented our results for the first half of fiscal year 2022. These releases underscore our commitment to transparency.

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A primer on Early Intervention from the CDC. Act early on developmental concerns to make a real difference for your child and you! If you’re concerned about your child’s development, don’t wait. You know your child best.
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Emily Ladau, a disability rights advocate, speaker, and author discusses how to be more inclusive.
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Haley Moss, an attorney, author, and autistic advocate who is passionate about neurodiversity, discusses how to talk to your kids about autism.
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The owner of Bitty and Beau's Coffee has been providing employment opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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Disability advocates applaud the move, noting the need for increased visibility for people with disabilities.

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Disability Committee Twitter Reactions: Why Do People Choose Cruelty Over Understanding?

August 8, 2022

A couple of weeks ago, someone published a tweet making fun of Vice President Kamala Harris for intr…

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When it Comes to Disability Inclusion, Ignorance is Not Acceptable

July 28, 2022

Every July since 1990 when the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed into law, I’ve felt …

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My Journey to Disability Pride: I Wasn’t Always so Proud

July 27, 2022

My Disability Pride month story starts with the truth – I wasn’t always so proud. 15 years ago, lyin…

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Inside the ADA Lawsuit Against the Chicago Cubs

July 25, 2022

The Chicago U.S. Attorney’s office announced it was suing the Chicago Cubs over the recent years-lon…

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Even with the ADA, Disability Employment Has A Long Way to Go

July 20, 2022

We are happy to introduce a guest blogger today – Grace W. Dow. Grace is an advocate and a wri…

Stories of Success

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A “can-do” spirit

Marti Clark has a history of exceeding people’s expectations. As a former Easterseals child representative, Marti grew up to accomplish her goals with her therapists and teachers over the years helping through transitional times in Marti’s life.

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A "One-of-a-Kind Kid"

Born with Spina Bifida and clubfoot, Auburn Smith became a nationally-ranked tennis player and aspiring musician.

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Act of Kindness Leads to Inspiring Reunion

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From "wait and see" to success in school

Born with autism, Connor is bright, funny, warm, loving and energetic.

Featured Programs

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ESCT Parent Support and Training Program (PST)

Families of children with special needs experience unique challenges and unexpected obstacles along their journey. To make sure that parents receive the resources they need to meet these challenges, the Parent Support and Training program at Easterseals Central Texas provides free programming for parents of children with special needs in the Austin area.

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Employment and Training

The Employment Services Program at ESCT helps adults with disabilities to find and keep jobs. All services are provided free of charge. The specialized programs address the individual support needs of our clients, and make a significant contribution to their long-term success both at work and at home. This one-on-one support results in enhanced self confidence and independence.

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Advocacy and Public Policy

The Easterseals Coalition Serving Texas (ESCST) is a nonpartisan advocacy coalition working to promote policies that advance disability rights in Texas. The coalition comprises four Texas Easterseals affiliates: Easterseals Central Texas, Easterseals Greater Houston, Easterseals North Texas, and Easterseals Rio Grande Valley. We provide an array of services for all ages.

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