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"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 90 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 raise awareness of and advocate for the services they need to live, learn, work and play in their communities.

Making a Positive Difference

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. And, all people can learn, live, work and participate in a community that values their contributions, regardless of their disability.

Whether you’re an individual, a family 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 belives 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 communty. 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.

To learn more about programs at Easterseals Midwest,
please contact us at 1-800-200-2119 or

In the spotlight

Advocacy spotlight

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.

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