Stories of Hope
A 'One-of-a-Kind Kid'
Easter Seals 2013 Youth Representative Auburn Smith is a nationally-ranked tennis player and aspiring musician who loves to travel. This active high school sophomore doesn’t let a disability get in her way.
Act of Kindness Leads to Inspiring Reunion
Retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. Kimberly Mitchell was reunited with the former Vietnamese Marine 2nd Lt. who rescued her from the Vietnam streets 40 years ago. Mitchell now serves by helping veterans and military families in her role as president of Dixon Center at Easter Seals.
Easter Seals PERS: Janet's Story
My name is Janet and I have been a diabetic for 52 years (which is all my life). Back in 2003, I acquired the Personal Emergency Response Service (PERS) from Easter Seals. Before having this service, I would have diabetic episodes, unable to help myself. I live with my parents and every year when they would go on vacation, my anxiety of thinking I would be alone and not have help would actually cause a diabetic episode.
Is Your Child Under Age 5? Take the Developmental Milestones Screening
Children develop skills, or "milestones," at their own pace. How is your child or grandchild doing? You only need 10-20 minutes to check with the Ages & Stages Questionnaires® online screening. Your results will help you see if your child's developmental progress is on time and alert you to any concerns that you can talk over with your health care provider.
Keeping a Legacy Alive
Giving back to an organization that has touched your family personally is a wonderful way to keep a legacy alive. Mark Engberg's sister, Mary Beth, who lived with cerebral palsy, enjoyed many summers at Easter Seals camp. Mark realized then the impact that services provided by Easter Seals could have on people with disabilities and their families.
Our Autism Services
Easter Seals programs across the country provide a wide variety of interventions that help individuals of all abilities, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Easter Seals currently has a combination of services specifically targeting individuals with the diagnosis of ASD as well as other services that include individuals with ASD among their service recipients.
Tracy talks about her son Jacob who attends Easterseals Florida
My name is Tracy, and I am writing this letter in regards to my son Jacob. Jacob started attending Easterseals Florida Igoe-Amar Child Development Center when he was just 5-6 months old. Jacob has Down syndrome among other health issues regarding his heart, asthma, etc. It was very important to me that my son got the best care upon entering a daycare facility. To me, Easterseals Florida is not just a daycare.