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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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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

8505 Cross Park Drive, Suite 120
Austin, TX 78754

Phone: 512-478-2581

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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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The Role of Policy in Creating and Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences

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Love is Blind: Part Two of a Series About Long-Distance Relationships During COVID

October 23, 2020

In Part One of Alicia Krage’s four-part series about long-distance relationships during COVID, she t…

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Why Learn White Cane Skills Before Training with a Seeing Eye Dog?

October 15, 2020

With so many elementary school children learning at home these days, my Seeing Eye dog and I haven&#…

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Love is Blind: A Series on Long-Distance Relationships during COVID-19

October 14, 2020

Some of you might remember a 3-part series I wrote in January about flying to Houston to visit a fri…

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October is Disability Employment Awareness month: Meet an Architect Who is Totally blind

October 6, 2020

October is Disability Employment Awareness month, and last weekend’s feature on 60 Minutes about an …

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Count us In: October 31st is the Last Day for the 2020 U.S. Census

September 29, 2020

Edited 10/5/2020: The Census was extended once again to October 31st.  Edited 10/1/2020: The Census …

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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