Easterseals Eastern Pennsylvania provides a wide range of services to support people with developmental delays, disabilities and other special needs – and their families – in the Lehigh Valley, Berks County and the Poconos.
We are changing the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people's lives every day, helping to build the skills and access the resources needed to live, learn, work and play in the community. We are an organization dedicated to providing innovative, inclusive and individualized support with warmth, respect and expertise.
Throughout all of life’s moments—from the ordinary to the extraordinary, and everything in between- Easterseals is here. We are right beside you and your family—listening, understanding, helping in the ways you ask us to, giving support, cheering you on. Easterseals is a team of problem-solvers, skilled practitioners and people committed to pushing past limitations and shattering stereotypes. We are steadfast partners on your journey, no matter what disability you may face. This is our promise to you.
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After 100 years of providing innovative, life-changing services for people with disabilities and their families, Easterseals sits on the launch pad, ready to blast forward into the next century. We hope you will come along for the ride. It’s going to be out of this world!
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Easterseals is offering a free training course (in-home or online) to teach parents of children with autism how to use Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy to improve communication and reduce challenging behaviors. Dates for information sessions in 2020 are available.
Take a free online screening. For children age 5 and under, our Make the First Five Count program provides free screenings to measure and track developmental milestones in the areas of communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving and personal social skills.
When Alex began speech therapy, he was unable to effectively communicate with his family, independently produce sounds or words, follow one-step directions or identify objects and people. Six months later, his communication skills are flourishing. Read his story here.
Curious about your child's development?
Take a free screening to track how your child is meeting milestones.