Disability Together for Advocacy Summit

Easterseals Visits Capitol Hill to Advocate for People with Disabilities and Their Families

Easterseals met with elected officials on Capitol Hill June 13 -14 to address a number of pressing issues faced by the people we serve — 1.4 million individuals with disabilities and their families. We’re an organization grounded in the delivery of strength-based, family and person-centered services, providing people with disabilities the tools they need to live empowered and independent lives.

With that in mind, Easterseals met with legislators about:

Assisting Caregivers

Millions of Americans are caregiving for family members who are challenged by disability, disease or unexpected illness. Easterseals understands the growing needs of caregivers and provides support to them through training programs and support groups.  Learn More

Supporting Older Workers

Hiring older workers makes good business sense. Not only do they have lower absenteeism and stay on the job longer than younger employees, they are more engaged in their work, are reliable, loyal, and have a strong work ethic. Easterseals is committed to empowering low-income older workers to achieve economic independence and fully engage in the process of determining their own future. Learn More

Assisting Workers with Disabilities

The unemployment rate among Americans with disabilities is twice that of the population overall—and it’s not for a lack of talent.  With a support-system in place through vocational training partners like Easterseals people with disabilities are job-ready. Learn More

Assisting Young Children and Families

Research shows young children with disabilities often benefit from early education intervention and family support services that are specifically developed and adapted to improve their physical, social, emotional, and intellectual capabilities. Easterseals’ Early Intervention services include components of federal programs so young children with disabilities have a successful start in life and enter kindergarten ready to learn. Learn More

Supporting America’s Veterans

Reintegration from military service to civilian life can be challenging for veterans and their families.  Easterseals believes they can succeed when local reintegration support services are available to connect them to federally- funded benefits and other community services. Learn More

Be sure to follow our visit via #disabilitytogether on our social media channels and share what issues matter most to you.

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