Easterseals is proud to be an organization that advocates for societal and systemic equality for all people, no matter what ability or racial background. One in four Americans today are living with disability, and of those, one in four are Black Americans. We also recognize the nuanced and challenging barriers that exist for minorities, and the need to bring visibility and perspective to those issues. We take this opportunity to uplift BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) voices to ensure their stories are told and that people of color with disabilities are informed and supported.
Almost 100 years after the Civil Rights Movement, African Americans and other minorities – including people with disabilities – are still facing inequities. That is why we’ve established the Black Child Fund — to help end racial disparities in healthcare, childcare, and education faced by Black children early and throughout life.