Easterseals provides hands-on, comprehensive, vital programs and support to help people reach their full potential—regardless of challenges, needs or disabilities.
Easterseals Iowa provides hands-on, comprehensive programs to support people in reaching their full potential—regardless of challenges, needs or disabilities. We support individuals with learning basic living skills to promote health and to live independently in community-based settings.
Easterseals Iowa was honored recently to partner with Inclusion Connection, IDPH, U of I, NCHPAD and Black Hawk County YMCA to develop these videos on Health and Wellness Inclusion. Click the links below to view the videos!
Disability Inclusion: What is it?
Disability Inclusion: Tips for Communication
Disability Inclusion: Rewards and Benefits
Disability Inclusion: Developing Inclusion Solutions
Disability Inclusion: Successful Outcomes
The Easter Seals 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.
Clients Socially Integrated
Clients Socially Integrated is a community-based day program for adults with disabilities focused on learning transferable skills that lead to independence in the community. This is achieved by spending the day out in the community, learning to navigate the public transportation system, relationship building, problem solving and deciding as a group what activities to do.
Achieving Independent Methods (AIM)
Achieving Independent Methods (AIM) is a wrap-around program for clients to learn and grow all while utilizing one program. The program offers a full range of direct services, including employment, housing, health services, recreation, daily living skills and socialization. A representative payee can assist with bill payments and money management.
Assistive Technology (AT) is defined as any piece of equipment, product system or service used to increase, maintain, and/or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities or limitations. The Easter Seals Iowa Assistive Technology Program helps Iowans learn about and access the assistive technology (AT) they need as part of their daily lives to learn, work, play, and participate in community life safely and independently.
Supported Community Living
Supported Community Living (SCL) provides people with disabilities the opportunity to live as independently as possible in the community. Service includes support with safety, housekeeping, finances, communication, employment, socialization, transportation and wellness. SCL is provided in hourly and 24-hour settings.
Easter Seals Iowa Case Managers promote independence by proactively partnering with individuals and their families. We connect with services and supports to best meet every person’s unique needs.
For many farm family members and rural residents with a disability, Rural Solutions represents their only hope of returning to farming and their communities. Easter Seals Iowa offers agricultural work site and home modification consultations, peer support, services for the family, information and referrals, and medical equipment loan services.