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Easterseals Midwest Lists Top Sensory-Friendly Holiday Events

     Twinkling lights. The smell of gingerbread. Holiday carols filling the air. For many, it's these things that get them right into the holiday spirit. But for families with sensory sensitivities, the sights and sounds of the season can be a bit too much. But no one deserves to miss out on the joy of the season. Check out our list of top sensory-friendly holiday events in the St. Louis area. Read more

Helpful Hints for an Autism-Friendly Halloween

     With Halloween just around the corner, parents and children alike are prepping. But parents of children with intellectual or developmental disabilities may have additional things to consider when preparing for this spooky day. Read more

Handing out Candy? Keep Halloween a Treat for Children with Disabilities 

     Halloween is quickly approaching. But before you head to the store to pick out the best candy, keep in mind the trick-or-treaters with disabilities who may be stopping by. Read more

Easterseals Midwest and Mobil On the Run raise $75,000 through All Stars for Autism

     For the 12th year, the Easterseals Midwest partnered with On the Run, U-Gas, and Dirt Cheap locations throughout the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area for All Stars for Autism - a campaign that brings awareness and funds to individuals and families impacted by autism. Read more

Easterseals Midwest Early Childhood Center Offers Early Intervention and Inclusive Education

    As an Early Head Start and Head Start provider, the Early Childhood Center provides comprehensive services to support the mental, social, and emotional development of children, from infant to five-years-old. Read more

Easterseals Midwest and Project SEARCH Partner with Centene

     This partnership will provide job training opportunities for young adults with developmental disabilities. Read more

Easterseals Midwest Welcomes Cathy Brown to Executive Team

     Cathy Brown joins as the organization’s new Vice President of Employment and Community Services. Read more

Easterseals Midwest and Valvoline Instant Oil Change℠ Raise $15,000 for Local Families Impacted by Autism

     In celebration of Autism Awareness Month, Easterseals Midwest partnered with Valvoline Instant Oil Change℠ to raise awareness and support for children, teens, and adults with autism. Read more

Direct Suport Professional of the Year

Easterseals Midwest Employee Named 2017 Direct Support Professional of the Year for Missouri

     The American Network of Community Options and Resources has recognized Rick Maclin of Easterseals Midwest as the 2017 Direct Support Professional of the Year for Missouri. Read more

Governor Nixon Visits Easterseals Midwest to Celebrate Critical Successes for Missourians with Disabilities

     On January 5, 2017, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon visited Easterseals Midwest as part of his final tour before leaving office. Read more

Easterseals Midwest Expansion Brings New Disability Services and Jobs to St. Joseph, Missouri

     Easterseals Midwest, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making profound, positive differences in the lives of people with disabilities, is expanding its services to St. Joseph, Missouri. Read more

Edited Trooper CharlieSt. Louis Boy with Autism Makes Television Debut in Netflix Children's Series

     Charlie Owens, an 11-year-old St. Louisan and Easterseals Midwest client with autism, stars in an autism-focused episode of the Netflix series Mack & Moxy. Read more

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