Working to ensure people with disabilities have equal opportunities to Live, Learn, Work, and Play. Every employee makes a difference for our clients and for our organization. Start an exciting career at Easter Seals Massachusetts today!
Oct 15th is our Giving Day for essential employment services for people with disabilities and Veterans. We are aiming to raise 24K in 24 hours so that record low unemployment rates are improved locally. Give someone the gift of empowerment in your community!
Easterseals youth have created a campaign to #TeachDisabilityHistory focused on educating and empowering people, with and without disabilities, to build the most inclusive future. The goals of the campaign are to educate people about why it is important that disability history be taught in schools, as well as to make teachers in Massachusetts public schools aware they can now access the disability history curriculum and documentary; "The Great Fight For Disability Rights."
July 26th, 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) being signed into law, prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities. Learn more about the history of critical legislation and Easterseals role in it.
Every Wednesday in October, use #TeachDisabilityHistory and share why you think it's important to teach disability history- tag us on social media!@eastersealsMA@EastersealsYouth
Take a picture of you and your sign and post to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook!
In 2009, A group of students with disabilities from Easterseals MA advocated for disability history to be recognized by local government resulting in General Laws. Section 15LLLLL: "The governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting apart the month of October as Disability History Month to increase awareness and understanding of the contributions made by persons with disabilities. Appropriate state agencies and cities and towns and public schools, colleges and universities shall establish programs designed to educate and promote these objectives."