Children & Families

Providing Services for People with Disabilities and Their Families

Easter Seals of Southeastern Pennsylvania provided direct services to over 7,000 children and adults with disabilities last year. Our clients are challenged with a variety of disabilities including: brain damage, physical disabilities, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, mental retardation, learning disabilities, genetic disorders, autism, hearing, vision and speech disorders and developmental delays.

The following programs help these individuals to receive needed therapeutic services, challenge their cognitive and motor skills, express their creativity and interact with their peers in a fun and comfortable environment.

Approved Private School

Specialized school program for children two to eight years of age.

Early Intervention

Services for children from birth to five years of age demonstrating a 25% delay.

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology services and devices are offered to both children and adults with disabilities

Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapies

Provided as both home-based and center-based services.

Friendship Academy

An inclusive preschool children where children play to learn.

Montgomery County Friendship Academy

Delaware County Friendship Academy

Contact us to learn more about Easter Seals services.

ARP ESSER Grant Funding

On Thursday, March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act was signed into law. It was an unprecedented $1.9 trillion package of assistance measures, including $122 billion for the ARP Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) Fund. Funds are provided to SEAs and LEAs to help safely reopen and sustain the same operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Nation’s students. ARP ESSER Fund awards to SEAs are in the same proportion as each State received funds under Part A of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, in fiscal year 2020.  

 Easterseals of Southeastern PA received $270,143.  This money was used to replace the HVAC system at the Yaffe building in the Philadelphia Division.

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