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The Path Forward

A Message from Christine McMahon, President and CEO of our parent company, The Fedcap Group

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

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Families of Texas Children with Special Needs Fear Crush of Proposed COVID-19 Budget Cuts

Robert and Anne Hedrick of Austin spoke with Spectrum News about how their daughter benefits from the early childhood intervention program at Easterseals Central Texas and their concerns about potential state budget cuts to services for children with disabilities.

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Family caregivers of people with disabilities are experiencing isolation, anxiety and other ill-effects from the coronavirus pandemic in far greater numbers than others, according to new research.
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Research shows that families are not always aware that babies should be counted but they should!
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Public schools are obligated to teach millions of students with disabilities. But as learning moves online, many services that parents fought for are at risk.
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Disability advocates point to a nursing shortage, among other causes.

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Education and Parenting: Online Speech and Language Therapy, Part one

September 3, 2020

I am pleased to introduce speech-language pathologist Marsha Boyer as today’s “Education and Parenti…

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Educating and Parenting: The Struggle to Learn Remotely

September 1, 2020

In his introduction to a story on NPR a few weeks back, Morning Edition host David Greene pointed ou…

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Education and Parenting: We Don’t Have to Operate by the Old Rules Anymore

August 26, 2020

I am pleased to introduce Deana Herrman as our featured Education and Parenting guest blogger today.…

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Education and Parenting: What eLearning Taught Me About Our Daughter

August 17, 2020

The new school year is starting, and this one is going to be a doozy. With that in mind, we’re cente…

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Show Them We Count: Census 2020 Cuts Deadline Back to September 30

August 17, 2020

After years of being overlooked and disregarded, we’re going in the right direction: Diversity has b…

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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At Easterseals, Retired Tuskegee Airman Stays Active

Cicero is “the life of the party” at Easterseals, where he attends an adult day program twice a week and enjoys socializing, dancing and therapeutic activities.

Auburn Smith
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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