Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut has a long and proud record of service to the community. Award winning Easterseals has undergone remarkable growth and expansion throughout the past 70 years. Today we are proud to stand as Greater Hartford's leader in comprehensive rehabilitation services
Incorporated in 1948, Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut had humble beginnings in a small space on Franklin Avenue in Hartford with two paid staff, a handful of dedicated volunteers, and essential equipment contributed by various service clubs, foundations and corporations. The Center became affiliated with Easterseals, and Ms. June Sokolov was selected to serve as the Director.
From these simple beginnings, the organization has grown steadily. Today, the organization provides a wide range of medical and vocational rehabilitation services designed for individuals of all ages with any type of disabling condition. Combining physical, occupational, speech and neuropsychological therapies, our interdisciplinary approach is uniquely suited for the rehabilitation of cognitive, communication, physical, behavioral and psychosocial impairments to serve nearly 2,000 patients, clients and their families every year.
Perhaps most significantly, Easterseals has gone beyond the traditional role of a rehabilitation agency by adding manufacturing and service businesses that directly train and employ individuals with disabilities. With the assistance of Mr. Vernon Roosa, a prototype emergency lighting device was designed and put into production in the organization's sheltered workshop. Today, we offer a full line of lighting devices to our customers.
As Greater Hartford's only outpatient provider of both medical and vocational rehabilitation services, we strive to provide every client with the combination of services best suited to their individual needs. After over 63 dynamic years, Easterseals' strengths remain unchanged: a relevant mission, a strong infrastructure, and the support of a caring community.