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Easterseals provides programs designed to help children and adults learn—and often re-learn—basic functions, master skills needed to develop and thrive, and be sharp and active as they age.

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Easterseals New York provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. We change the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people's lives every day.

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Phone: (212) 943-4364

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Former Westchester Athlete, Coach Runs Half Marathon to Benefit son's school

Lohud.com reports on Melissa Ponzio's successful virtual marathon that raised over $11,000 for Easterseals Project SOAR where her son Nicolas is enrolled.

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Without the rules and structure of the classroom, students with ADHD are struggling. Here’s how teachers can help.
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Pediatricians believe the true number of children infected with the virus is much higher, because the illness is often mild in kids and may go undetected.
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Booz Allen Hamilton’s Kelly Rozumalski shares the importance of pairing security with new medical innovations.
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Assistive Technology in relation to computer and IT systems can be life-changing for disabled people.
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Understanding the ways in which grief and trauma intersect with teaching and learning allows us to better cater to students’ new needs while we recognize and honor our own.

Recent Posts From

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Have Vaccine, Will Travel: Flying Blind During COVID

April 12, 2021

My boyfriend Juan lives in Houston. I live in the suburbs of Chicago. He came to visit me last fall,…

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Women’s Empowerment and Disability: We Have the Law on Our Side

April 1, 2021

Anja Herrman’s well-written guest post about disability and empowerment was so, well, powerful that …

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This Clever Podcast Helps Kids Imagine What It’s Like to be Blind

March 29, 2021

I like to start my mornings with coffee and a podcast. I never used to be into podcasts, actually — …

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Working From Home: A Reasonable Accommodation under ADA Law?

March 19, 2021

A story published earlier this month in HR Dive (a newsletter for people in the Human Resources indu…

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National Transportation Organization Wants to Hear From Us

March 15, 2021

I love it when organizations or businesses go out of their way to ask older adults and/or people wit…

Stories of Success

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A “can-do” spirit

Marti Clark has a history of exceeding people’s expectations. As a former Easterseals child representative, Marti grew up to accomplish her goals with her therapists and teachers over the years helping through transitional times in Marti’s life.

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At Easterseals, Retired Tuskegee Airman Stays Active

Cicero is “the life of the party” at Easterseals, where he attends an adult day program twice a week and enjoys socializing, dancing and therapeutic activities.

Auburn Smith
A "One-of-a-Kind Kid"

Born with Spina Bifida and clubfoot, Auburn Smith became a nationally-ranked tennis player and aspiring musician.

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Act of Kindness Leads to Inspiring Reunion

Spotlight story about Kim Mitchell

From "wait and see" to success in school

Born with autism, Connor is bright, funny, warm, loving and energetic.

Featured Programs

Camp Colonie

Camp Colonie: A Place for Memories

Camp Colonie is a six week long integrated summer camp program for children and young adults 5-21 years of age.

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Senior Community Service Employment Program

Easterseals New York SCSEP assists mature workers re-enter the workforce through job training and internship placements.

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Educational Programs

Throughout New York State, we offer educational services to children with disabilities within integrated environments where children can learn and thrive.

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