Nationwide, as many as 54 million Americans have a disability. Maybe your neighbor has an injury resulting from a motor vehicle accident, or your coworker has a child with cerebral palsy. Your grandmother may be recovering from stroke -- or maybe you are one of every five Americans with a disability. Look around you, and you'll find people of all abilities who are vital participants in their communities despite the barriers they may encounter.
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Kirian was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 2. His mother, Jessica, noticed that his vocabulary wasn't developing the same as other children his age; he was having trouble forming words and getting frustrated when no one understood him. That all changed when they came to the Olympic Peninsula Autism Center.
The barriers, physical or otherwise, people with disabilities face begin with people's attitudes -- attitudes often rooted in misinformation and misunderstanding. Easterseals provides answers to help everyone create solutions that change lives... maybe even their own.
Learn how to make your home safe and accessible for someone with a disability, or develop an emergency evacuation plan.
Read helpful hints about meeting a friend who has a disability, and check out a list of books for kids!
Know your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act whether you're an employee or an employer. Ensure your safety and the safety of your colleagues with an emergency evacuation plan. Review disability etiquette and answer common questions about working with someone who has a disability.
Learn more about specific disabilities including spina bifida and post-polio. Clarify misconceptions about people with disabilities and help remove attitudinal barriers.
Solve public transportation challenges through Project ACTION resources. Planning a vacation? Don't forget to think ahead!
Plan for your child's financial future. Choose a service provider for your child or parent. Answer question about raising your child with a disability.
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