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Austin, TX 78754

Phone: 512-478-2581

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Modest jobs gains continued for people with and without disabilities in February, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability.

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The 2020 U.S. Census: We Need to be Counted

April 1, 2020

A couple reporters contacted me with questions about Census 2020 and its importance to people with d…

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We’re in This Together! A Conversation with John Lawson, Actor & Filmmaker

March 30, 2020

This just in: an important message about COVID-19 from some incredible, multi-talented friends withi…

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Coronavirus: Keeping Safe and Healthy

March 11, 2020

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, our top priority has been to ensure the …

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Disability Inclusion in “The Good Doctor”

March 6, 2020

Our guest blogger today is Nic Novicki. He’s an actor, producer, disability advocate, Founder/…

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Ready for your close-up?

February 27, 2020

Are you a person with a disability who is interested in modeling? Or do you support someone with a d…

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 Moms and Dads 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 that make up Employment Services 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 truly 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. ESCST is comprised of four Texas Easterseals affiliates: Easterseals Central Texas, Easterseals Greater Houston, Easterseals North Texas and Easterseals Rio Grande Valley.

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