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8505 Cross Park Drive, Suite 120
Austin, TX 78754

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Pediatricians believe the true number of children infected with the virus is much higher, because the illness is often mild in kids and may go undetected.
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Without the rules and structure of the classroom, students with ADHD are struggling. Here’s how teachers can help.
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Understanding the ways in which grief and trauma intersect with teaching and learning allows us to better cater to students’ new needs while we recognize and honor our own.
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Booz Allen Hamilton’s Kelly Rozumalski shares the importance of pairing security with new medical innovations.

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Snow and Ice: It’s an Accessibility Issue

February 11, 2021

Every winter here in Chicago, I find myself questioning why it is that when snow plows clear passage…

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Hearing Actor Riz Ahmed Nominated for Best Actor for Sound of Metal, A Film Portrayal of Deaf Culture

February 4, 2021

I am pleased to introduce Crom Saunders as our guest blogger today. A theatre interpreter and Americ…

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The White House is Asking for Input from People with Disabilities

January 27, 2021

Among the many changes the new administration made in its first week was to make a commitment to ens…

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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King: The Path to Positive Change

January 15, 2021

As we remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the vital work he did and continues to do through his …

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Speech Software, Smartphones: Why Braille Still Matters

January 14, 2021

Louis Braille was born on January 4, 1809. His birthday is now annually recognized as World Braille …

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.

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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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