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Disability touches us all.

Your actions make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. Easterseals Midwest 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.

Learn more about our current Legislative Priorities.

Ask Your Legislator: A How-to-Guide.

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Our Public Policy Objectives

  • Raise community awareness around disability and disability issues
  • Create opportunities for people with disabilities to live and participate in their own communities
  • Eliminate barriers for people with disabilities so that public spaces are safe and accessible
  • Expand opportunities for civic access
  • Ensure equal access to new and emerging technology
  • Pursue equal emloyment opportunities for people of all abilities
  • Provide access to safe, affordable housing for people with disablities
Click here to read about Missouri's Workforce Crisis and how you can help.


Six ways to help Easterseals give a voice to people with developmental disabilities:

Meet your state Representative and Senators. Tell a personal story to educate them about people with developmental disabilities.

Get Active in your community. Speak up at public forums, school board meetings, or other events and encourage your elected officials to remember people with developmental disabilities while in office.

Attend your Representative or Senator’s fundraiser or town hall. Cultivate a relationship with them and share your story.

Plan a tour of Easterseal’s programs and invite your Representative or Senator. We can help you set it up.

Invite your Representative or Senator and a representative of Easterseals to coffee. Discuss critical service needs in an informal setting and share the expertise of our staff.

Write a letter to your local newspaper editor. Help educate the community about inclusion and people with developmental disabilities.

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For a downloadable version of the Individual Rights Poster, please click here.

To learn more about how to get involved at Easterseals Midwest,
please contact us at 1-800-200-2119  or friends@esmw.org.

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