The Story of Easterseals
Who is Easterseals Midwest?
Easterseals Midwest is part of a 100 year old network of disability service providers. Our services are custom designed in and for the communities we serve. We support more than 5,000 children and adults with disabilities, helping to build a world where all people have equal opportunity to realize their goals, dreams, and aspirations.
Today and every day, Easterseals offers indispensable resources to more than a million people and families living with a disability annually. Our best in class, inclusive services are provided through a network of 75 local Easterseals in communities nationwide, along with four international partners in Australia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Easterseals offers hundreds of home and community based services and supports—categorized into five distinct support areas: Live, Learn, Work, Play, and Act.
LIVE: Hands on comprehensive, vital programs and support to help people reach their full potential including:
• Adult and senior services
• Autism services
• Medical rehabilitation and health services
• Mental health services
• Residential and housing services
LEARN: Programs designed to help children and adults learn—and often relearn—basic functions, master skills need to develop and thrive, and be sharp and active across the lifespan including:
• Online development screening tool
• Assistive technology services
• Early intervention services
• Child care services
WORK: A range of training, placement, and related services helping people prepare for the workforce including:
• Employment Services
• Adult Day Program
PLAY: Fun, healthy programs for children, adults, and caregivers to relax, connect with friends, and engage in constructive activities including:
• Respite services
• Supportive services
ACT: Involvement opportunities for our vibrant community of friends and supporters including:
• Community engagement and outreach
• Educational programming
The next 100 years
Disability is a part of life, and at some point, will touch each of us and those we love. At Easterseals, we’re working toward better support for the 56.7 million Americans who live with disability and their families.
The issues facing people with disabilities has become increasingly complex in the 21st century. But together, we can work to seek a society in which everyone is included and valued for who they are, free to strive for what they want, educated to pursue the career they want, and encouraged to follow their dreams.
Together we can change the way the world defines and views disability.