JP Engelbrecht first gave to the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center in 5th grade. Now he is a member of the local Presidents' Council because “being a Presidents’ Council member is crucial to keeping the mission of Easterseals strong and moving forward.”
The Easterseals Rehabilitation Center provides life-changing programs and services to local children and adults with all types of disabilities. A sliding fee scale for the organization's core services makes the highest quality treatment possible for individuals from all walks of life. Approximately 95% of individuals receiving ongoing therapies require financial assistance from Easterseals fundraising and donations. Generous community support underwrites therapy sessions for those who couldn't otherwise afford the services they need to achieve greater independence. Click here to view our most recent annual report.
During the most recent fiscal year, thousands of lives were changed through the services of the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center:
5,183 children and adults received services, empowering them to achieve personal goals and enhance their independence.
27,066 hours of medical rehabilitation therapies - physical, occupational, and speech/language therapies and audiology services - were provided to people from a 30-county area.
9,587 community living days were provided, enabling adults with disabilities to live as fully included members of the community.
12,083 adult day servicesdays were provided by our Aspire program, helping individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to improve their social, work readiness, and daily living skills.
7,752 organizational employment days were completed by adults with disabilities working and learning in our Horizon Industries program.
1,748community employment days were worked by clients through Easterseals Employment Services, which assists adults with disabilities in preparing for, obtaining, and retaining competitive employment.