By understanding the abilities of all of our friends, even those who are different than us, we can all make our community a better place. Our virtual Ability Awareness Program can give your child or students a foundation for kindness and inclusion. Hear from children and families who are receiving services from Easterseals along with our Outreach Coordinator, Molly Hogeboom, who received services from Easterseals as a child as well.Learn more now
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Over 70% of the families we serve are now using our telehealth platform to receive vital services. These sessions are individualized, responsive to the child's needs in that moment and focused on parent coaching so that even during the pandemic, children can keep making progress.
June 24, 2020
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June 15, 2020
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May 20, 2020
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May 15, 2020
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April 13, 2020
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Odie's parents feel that he has been empowered a lot through his therapy, by being more in control of himself and his emotions and frustrations. A lot of that is because of his increased ability to communicate verbally, with signs, and with his iPad communication app.
Meet Sam Miller For Sam, inclusion means being acknowledged and utilized, as well as respected for the contribution you make.
One word to describe her: Joyous Blessing and her family have been so willing to share every step of her physical therapy journey with us, and watching her progress will bring a smile to anyone's face.
For her family, inclusion is seeing others view Larkin in the way that they do. When individuals and teams hold the capacity for greater understanding of diverse minds and abilities, everyone will be empowered to create significant change. When individuals are empowered to nurture their gifts and create significant change, nothing is impossible. Larkin is unstoppable, and will blaze on in her path to changing the world.
“Janie has hit so many milestones since we have been an been at Easterseals, it’s so hard to just define one. I will say that we have been well taken care of at Easterseals and Charlie Jane is excelling with the program at the Easterseals Learning Academy. We are so blessed!”
Bryce was the first child through the Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic at Easterseals in January of 2003. He loves to keep busy through helping around the house and in the community, and to be creative through art projects, singing, dancing, and acting in the Penguin Project, which produces musicals every year staring individuals with disabilities and their peer mentor
Your monthly gift of any amount will help children with developmental delays and disabilities progress toward their milestones, every month. There’s no more powerful way to help ensure all children are 100% included and 100% empowered!Read More
Heading into Summer 2020 is a whole new ballgame. Our ABA department has prepared several parent training and support options to help everyone through this. Also, take a look at our autism specific therapy information. See how we can help your child maintain progress and supplement school supports throughout the summer.Read More