Our Purpose & Mission

To lead the way to 100% equity, inclusion, and access for people with disabilities, families and communities by enriching education, enhancing health, expanding employment and elevating community.

Veterans Rally Point

Our Easterseals Veterans Rally Point program serves CT Veterans, and provides free life-changing services that are philanthropy funded. Easterseals is committed to ensuring the successful reintegration of veterans/servicemembers and their families into civilian life by offering a “hand up” to veterans/servicemembers and military families, removing barriers so they can live their best life. To donate or to learn more about Veterans Rally Point, visit www.veteransrallypoint.com.

Our History

The Story of Easterseals

Easterseals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for nearly 100 years. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easterseals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals.

Tragedy Leads to Inspiration

In 1907, Ohio-businessman Edgar Allen lost his son in a streetcar accident. The lack of adequate medical services available to save his son prompted Allen to sell his business and begin a fund-raising campaign to build a hospital in his hometown of Elyria, Ohio. Through this new hospital, Allen was surprised to learn that children with disabilities were often hidden from public view. Inspired by this discovery, in 1919 Allen founded what became known as the National Society for Crippled Children, the first organization of its kind.

Easterseals Capital Region and Eastern Connecticut:

Our center has a long and proud record of service to the community. In the past five decades, we have expereienced remarkable growth and expansion. Today we are proud to stand as Greater Hartford's leader in comprehensive rehabilitation services.

Incorporated in 1948, from simple beginnings, 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 uniquely suited for the rehabilitation of cognitive, communication, physical, behavioral and psychosocial impairments.

Here at Easterseals we strive to provide every client with the combination of services best suited to their individual needs. Easterseals’ strengths remain unchanged: a relevant purpose, a strong infrastructure, and the support of a caring community.

Primary Easterseals services include:

Medical Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation

Employment & Training

Autism Services

Veteran & Military Family Services

Behavioral Health

Supported Education

Day Support

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