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.
January 17, 2020
Over the past 5 years Easterseals Iowa has made tremendous strides thanks to the support of our comm…
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…
August 26, 2019
Keturah’s mom, Kathy, is incredibly proud of all that Keturah has been able to accomplish. Keturah h…
August 16, 2019
Chelsea Stapleton has been an Easterseals Iowa team member for nine years and in three different dep…
July 22, 2019
The Easterseals Iowa Assistive Technology Program has many assistive technology devices that may ass…
Marti Clark has a history of exceeding people’s expectations. As a former Easterseals child representative, Marti grew up to accomplish her goals with her therapists and teachers over the years helping through transitional times in Marti’s life.
Cicero is “the life of the party” at Easterseals, where he attends an adult day program twice a week and enjoys socializing, dancing and therapeutic activities.
Born with Spina Bifida and clubfoot, Auburn Smith became a nationally-ranked tennis player and aspiring musician.
Spotlight story about Kim Mitchell
Born with autism, Connor is bright, funny, warm, loving and energetic.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More