"Your life and mine shall be valued not by what we take... but by what we give." Those words, spoken by Easterseals' founder Edgar Allen over 100 years ago, began a movement. Today, we're thankful to you for being a part of that movement. With over 50 million Americans living with disabilities, our work is far from complete. We encourage you to help us call attention to the experience of people with disabilities, and to help us lead the way to 100% equity, inclusion, and access for all.
It is the belief of Easterseals Midwest that all people should be treated with dignity and respect. All people should have choices and control of their own lives.
Whether you’re a person with a disability, a family member or caregiver, or a company, check out the various ways you can get involved with Easterseals Midwest.
Your gift to Easterseals Midwest makes a profound difference in the lives of people with disabilities. We are changing the way the world defines and views disability by making positive, profound differences in people's lives every day. Easterseals employs more than 1,800 staff members and provides services for over 5,000 individuals and families statewide through four divisions:
• Autism Services
• Community Living Services
• Early Childhood Services
• Employment Services
Easterseals believes that everyone, regardless of ability, should have a life of opportunity, independence, and contribution. As a member of our community, you have an opportunity to shape policy around causes you believe in and improve the lives of people in our community. Join us in making the world a better, more inclusive place. Through advocacy, we can help people of all ages and abilities reach their full potential.
Have fun, support our mission, and join with others who are leading the way to 100% equity, inclusion, and access for everyone through Special, Family, Community, and Friendraising Events.
We are committed to educating our community about disabilities, including autism. Our staff members work with the public to raise awareness about disabilities and help people understand how to create a more inclusive community.
ES Gaming exists to create a new standard for equity, inclusion, and access among all disabled gamers and amplify disabled voices and accessible innovations to create a more inclusive space in an ever-evolving industry.
There are six ways to help Easterseals Midwest amplify the voices of people with developmental disabilities: Meet your state Representative and Senators; get active in your community; attend your Representative or Senator’s fundraiser or town hall; plan a tour of Easterseals Midwest’s programs and invite your Representative or Senator; invite your Representative or Senator and a representative of Easterseals Midwest to coffee; write a letter to your local newspaper editor.