For over 70 years (100 years Nationally), award winning and CARF Accredited Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut has been the indispensable resource for people and families challenged by a variety of disabilities and barriers. From its Accredited Medical and Vocational Rehabilitation Programs, and Veteran & Military Family Services to having one of the largest Neuropsychological practices in the state, Easterseals is making a profound and life-changing impact on the lives of many.
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October 15, 2020
With so many elementary school children learning at home these days, my Seeing Eye dog and I haven…
October 14, 2020
Some of you might remember a 3-part series I wrote in January about flying to Houston to visit a fri…
October 6, 2020
October is Disability Employment Awareness month, and last weekend’s feature on 60 Minutes about an …
September 29, 2020
Edited 10/5/2020: The Census was extended once again to October 31st. Edited 10/1/2020: The Census …
September 28, 2020
Here it is! Part Two of speech-language pathologist Marsha Boyer’s guest blog about teletherap…
US Marine Corps Vet & single parent of a special needs child Chris had difficulty balancing work with raising his son. We provided employment coaching & furniture giving his son his first bed. Today, Chris receives the services he needs to live a meaningful life post deployment.
Israel was born with Spina Bifida and his challenges seemed insurmountable. Easterseals knew that employment opportunities would open doors, so Israel started working on our EnviroShred line and then progressed to janitorial work. Today, Israel is able to live a productive life.
Delaina, a widowed Veteran mother of two, has taken her life in an upward direction with the help of Easterseals Veterans Rally Point. Arriving at our doors unemployed and facing eviction, this U.S Navy Veteran now finds herself with stable employment, more time with her family and the opportunity to volunteer in the community.
LaDonna was born with a congenital medical condition that has restricted her mobility and confined her to a wheelchair for much of her life. With the help of her therapists, intense PT, and a persistent will, LaDonna has started walking with assistive devices. Challenges remain but as she enters her Senior year of college next year, her dream is to walk across the auditorium stage and receive her diploma.
Early screening is by far the most effective way to help detect Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. We have one of the largest neuropsychological practices in the state of CT, and provide seniors and their caregivers with the services they need to combat this disease.Read More
We have one of the largest neuropsychological practices in the state of Connecticut. We are here to provide the life-changing services that people affected by traumatic brain injuries and more need in order to recover and live a meaningful life.Read More
Our Social Enterprises, including EnviroShred and EnviroClean, directly employ individuals with disabilities to help fulfill their goals of independence, self-sufficiency and community integration.Read More