Easterseals Central Texas began in 1937 as the Texas Society for Crippled Children. In 1949, a small building was dedicated as the Austin Cerebral Palsy Center serving a small population of Central Texas residents. Almost twenty years later, it became the Capital Area Rehabilitation Center, expanding its services, programs and persons served.
In 1985, the Capital Area Rehabilitation Center became an official affiliate of the Easter Seals National and was renamed The Capital Area Easter Seals Society. Finally, in 1998, the name was changed to Easter Seals Central Texas (ESCT), and in 2006, ESCT opened its Hays County Workforce Development office. In 2010, there were more changes as ESCT expanded to include more comprehensive community and housing services. Easterseals Central Texas currently provides over 8,500 local children and adults - and their caregivers- with quality, person-centered services and support.
Children and adults receiving individual care by Easterseals Central Texas are challenged by a variety of disabilities including: autism, developmental and learning delays; speech, language and hearing disorders; sensory processing disorders; mental illness, stroke, head trauma, amputation, spinal cord injury, polio, cerebral palsy, spina bifida and muscular dystrophy as well as various genetic disorders with high risks for developmental delay.
Our services are focused into multiple areas of care that create successful outcomes for clients from birth to advanced age: Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation, Workforce Development and Community & Housing Services.
All services at Easterseals Central Texas are provided in both English and Spanish.