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Through programs and services tailored to meet the needs of individuals, Easterseals supports full participation and inclusion within the local community.

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Disability Thrive Initiative: A statewide initiative presented by Easterseals and CDSA that provides alternative and remote methods for adapting, accessing and delivering services to meet the individual needs of Californians with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


Easter Seals provides employment services, life skills and community involvement  opportunities, alternatives to institutionalized living and support services that assist individuals to live independent lives.

Easterseals is a trusted expert and premier provider of autism services for children and adults. Our team focuses on therapies that are proven to be effective in increasing skills of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and similar disabilities. Easterseals offers behavior analysis, speech, physical, and occupational therapy services.

Easterseals helps keep families intact by helping to reduce the isolation and the often overwhelming responsibility related to having a family member with a disability. Specifically, we ensure loved ones are in a safe, stable and caring environment while family members attend to basic needs such as employment, healthcare and education, without worry.

Easterseals Child Development Centers help kids prepare academically and socially for kindergarten and beyond. Our services also provide family support to ensure that children get what they need to succeed as students. Behavior challenges that often result in expulsion from traditional child care models, many times disappear in this warm, supporting environment.

Related Information

-- Department of Development Services (AB 1402 Disclosure)
-- Title VI Notices and Forms in English and Spanish (PDFs)

Latest news

Easterseals Associate Wins 'Talk To Me' Assistive Technology Device for Autism Services

In celebration of its 16th anniversary, Talk To Me Technologies—which provides assistive technology known as Speech-Generating Devices, allowing people with communication difficulties to “speak” in a synthesized voice—decided to do a give-away of six Wego 10A devices to speech therapists/pathologists around the country. Read more

Beverlyn Mendez, COO of Easterseals Southern California, Honored by the Los Angeles Times B2B as an Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility Innovator & Thought Leader

Dr. Beverlyn Mendez, Chief Operating Officer of Easterseals Southern California (ESSC), has been recognized by the Los Angeles Times B2B Division for her accomplishments as an innovator and thought leader in the field of diversity, equity, inclusion & accessibility (DEIA). Read more

President and CEO Mark Whitley Joins National Easterseals Board

Easterseals SoCal (ESSC) CEO and President Mark Whitley has been elected to serve on the National Easterseals Board of Directors. Also elected were Erhardt Preitauer, President and CEO, CareSource; Mark Berryhill, CEO, Equal Pride; Craig Erlich, President and CEO, Friendly's Restaurants. Read more

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