Regatta 2021

Sunnyside Regatta!

We are so excited to welcome friends back to Easterseals Iowa for the Sunnyside Regatta on July 8th at 2:30PM! Join us!

Our Mission is to provide independence, hope and support

Easterseals Iowa provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.

Our Events

Brick Garden Dedicaiton Ceremony- May 1, 2021

Campfires and Cocktails- Summer, 2021

Sunnyside Regatta- July 8, 2021

Extreme Build, Care for Kids- September 10-17, 2021

Walk for Independence- October 9, 2021

Annual Celebration- October 28, 2021

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Contact Us

Easterseals Iowa

401 N.E. 66th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50313
Phone: 515-289-1933 | TTY: 515-289-4069

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Easterseals Iowa

Claire smiling at the camera
Claire is fiercely independent, always has a smile on her face and loves Camp Sunnyside!
Shawn has been working with Easterseals Iowa for many years on independent living skills. When he found himself living in a situation that was not good for him, he successfully found, applied and moved to a new apartment on his own!
With the help of Easterseals Iowa's vocational programming Secret has successfully applied for, trained, and maintained meaningful employment. Secret works as a Patient Companion at Mercy One and continued to work through the Covid-19 pandemic.
Our 2020 LEARN award winner is Oliver, a 98 year old man who utilized the Easterseals Iowa Assistive Technology center to learn how to use a computer and his phone.
Renae is the definition of Independence. When she has her mind set on a goal, nothing can stop her. Easterseals Iowa's Rural Solutions program assisted Renae in advocating for herself, and securing funding to make her farm operation successful.

Recent Posts From

Easterseals Iowa

Thank You!

January 17, 2020

Over the past 5 years Easterseals Iowa has made tremendous strides thanks to the support of our comm…

CHR Stands Behind It’s Mission: Welcomes Easterseals Iowa Clients

September 3, 2019

The best way to find out if you like something is to try it! When you’re in high school and explorin…

Keturah’s Confidence and Abilities Grow

August 26, 2019

Keturah’s mom, Kathy, is incredibly proud of all that Keturah has been able to accomplish. Keturah h…

A Case Manager’s Care for her Clients

August 16, 2019

Chelsea Stapleton has been an Easterseals Iowa team member for nine years and in three different dep…

Assistive Technology Sensory Supports

July 22, 2019

The Easterseals Iowa Assistive Technology Program has many assistive technology devices that may ass…

Featured Programs

Life Club

The Easterseals Iowa adult day habilitation program Life Club takes place on site at Camp Sunnyside as well as in the Des Moines area community. The program provides training in skills such as socialization, communication, problem solving, creative thinking, peer relationships and more. Life Club clients make friends, get out to see different community attractions and choose and lead activities they enjoy. Team members focus on strengths and independence as clients participate in activities. All camp activities are available to Life Club participants which regularly include swimming, in addition to other outdoor activities, crafts, singing and wellness activities.

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Child Development Center

Our Child Development Center at Camp Sunnyside, located at 401 NE 66th Ave. in Des Moines, provides education in an integrated setting where children with and without disabilities ages six weeks to five years old have the opportunity to learn and grow together in a fun and unique environment. Children enjoy horseback riding, year-round swimming, nature trails, two spacious playgrounds, a tree house, boating and more at Camp Sunnyside. All children benefit from playing, learning and growing together.

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Rural Solutions

For many farm family members and rural residents with a disability, Rural Solutions represents their only hope of returning to farming and their communities. Easterseals Iowa offers agricultural work site and home modification consultations, peer support, services for the family, information and referrals, and medical equipment loan services. Team members are knowledgeable about resources throughout the state that can address the unique needs of rural family members with disabilities, and actively pursue services that will enhance their lives. Funding is provided by the State of Iowa for this program.

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