Easterseals continues to put hope and independence within reach of thousands of adults with developmental disabilities. We provide a variety of home and community-based services that give individuals the opportunity to live, learn, work and play in their community. Our programs also offer respite, support and assistance for family members and other caregivers.
Residential Services are offered in home, in supervised apartment settings or in a group home with qualified and dedicated staff. Working with our clients best interest in mind, Easterseals strives to create a safe, secure environment of respect that results in high quality care. With Easterseals, families have the choice to receive a single type of care or a combination of services depending upon the complexity of need. A comprehensive array of options are offered in order to provide the best possible care for their loved ones.
Vocational Services offers a range of related services that assist individuals in preparing to enter into the workforce. Overcoming challenges and gaining meaningful employment is key to having a successful life. Our Vocational Program is designed to assist people with disabilities as they prepare for, obtain, and retain employment in the community. Employment services are customized based on an individual's choice and need.
Family Support is a program that offers a range of services meant to meet the needs of individuals diagnosed with a Developmental Disability/Intellectual Disability or Autism Spectrum Disorders, ages 3 and up, who live in home and community based settings. The goal of Family Support Services are to strengthen the family unit by keeping families together and linking them to vital resources and necessary supports in the community. Family Support Services are designed to increase access to goods and services allowing individuals to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
Easterseals Adult Day Program offers adults with disabilities the opportunity to live, learn, work and play as a vital member of their own community. Our Adult Day Program ensures that people with developmental disabilities experienced valued roles that supports individual choices.
Respite is time limited, temporary relief provided to the primary caregiver of individuals with a disability. Respite allows families, who may otherwise be homebound, the opportunity to enjoy a well-deserved break. This service is designed to relieve families/caregivers of the physical or emotional stress associated with caring for an individual with disabilities. Respite may be provided in or out of the home. Families may select their own respite provider from relatives, neighbors, friends, etc. However, the person must reside outside of the caregiver's home. The respite provider selected by the family must undergo a criminal background check, MVR and be CPR certified. Once an individual has completed this process, Easterseals may pay them to provide respite.
Easterseals Megan's House is a respite home with two locations in Albany and Valdosta. Quality respite care services are available for children and adults who have developmental disabilities, a diagnosis of autism and/or are medically fragile.