Easter Seals Expertise

Nationwide, as many as 54 million Americans have a disability. Maybe your neighbor has an injury resulting from a motor vehicle accident, or your coworker has a child with cerebral palsy. Your grandmother may be recovering from stroke -- or maybe you are one of every five Americans with a disability. Look around you, and you'll find people of all abilities who are vital participants in their communities despite the barriers they may encounter. The barriers, physical or otherwise, people with disabilities face begin with people's attitudes -- attitudes often rooted in misinformation and misunderstanding. Easter Seals provides answers to help everyone create solutions that change lives... maybe even their own.

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Angie at Campy Sunnyside

“When I was newly disabled, Easter Seals Iowa offered me hope and encouragement, that I too could be a productive part of society after acquiring a disability. With the support of Easter Seals Iowa, I am doing just that - working, volunteering, and enjoying life to the fullest,” Angie says.

@ Home

Learn how to make your home safe and accessible for someone with a disability, or develop an emergency evacuation plan.

@ School

Read helpful hints about meeting a friend who has a disability, and check out a list of books for kids!

@ Work

Know your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act whether you're an employee or an employer. Ensure your safety and the safety of your colleagues with an emergency evacuation plan. Review disability etiquette and answer common questions about working with someone who has a disability.


Learn more about specific disabilities including spina bifida and post-polio. Clarify misconceptions about people with disabilities and help remove attitudinal barriers. Learn more about autism by reading Easter Seals Living with Autism Study or just review the  key findings.


Solve public transportation challenges through Project ACTION resources. Planning a vacation? Don't forget to think ahead!


Plan for your child's financial future. Choose a service provider for your child or parent. Answer question about raising your child with a disability.


Find facts about Easter Seals, its history, mission, news, financials, brand imagery and more.


An extensive list of resource websites for persons with disabilities. Easter Seals Iowa does not endorse, recommend, nor certify any of these web site resources for their information and/or services.

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