Easterseals Mission

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Easterseals is leading the way to full equity, inclusion and access through life-changing disability and community services.

For more than 100 years, we have worked tirelessly with our partners to enhance quality of life and expand local access to healthcare, education and employment opportunities. 

Easterseals Southern California provides essential services and on-the-ground supports to more than 15,000 people each year—from early childhood programs for the critical first five years, to autism services, daily and independent living services for adults, employment programs, veterans’ services and more. Our public education, policy and advocacy initiatives positively shape perceptions and address the urgent and evolving needs of the one in four Americans with disabilities today. Together, we’re empowering people with disabilities, families and communities to be full and equal participants in society.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Easterseals Southern California's strength is in our diversity and inclusive culture. We are committed to making sure our leaders, staff, volunteers and partnerships are as diverse as the communities we serve. Easterseals, in action and advocacy, prioritizes equity, respect and belonging.

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Latest news

There’s a New Player in Town! Easterseals Launches ES Gaming Dec. 3rd

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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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