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Our Mission Statement

For over 60 years, Easterseals has been a dedicated resource for people and families facing disability. We honor this legacy and embrace our future with a renewed commitment to enhance possibilities for people of all ages and abilities. We’re fostering and advocating for environments where everyone is included and valued, making a real and positive impact on people’s lives every day. Our high quality programs and services provided throughout Greater Waterbury, Central and Northwest CT communities, include school readiness education, early intervention, rehabilitation services, vocational services, behavior therapy and audiology services. Each year we assist thousands of individuals to reach their potential and to live learn, work and play in their communities.

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Chocolate and Food Festival

Save the Date! This annual event will feature samples of your favorite chocolate and food from local chocolatiers and bakeries as well as tastings of wine and beer throughout the day. There will also be plenty of artisans who will be there to sell their homemade crafts. All proceeds will stay with Easterseals to support our programs and services. Tickets on sale now!

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Easterseals Serving Greater Waterbury, Central and Northwest Connecticut

22 Tompkins Street
Waterbury, CT 06708

Phone: 203.754.5141

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Easterseals Serving Greater Waterbury, Central and Northwest Connecticut

Senator Joan Hartley came to visit the Children's Academy and mix paints with the children in our West Campus center. Senator Hartley met all the children in Ms. Dorothy and Ms. Rebecca's classroom and had a fantastic time, as did the children! We hope to see the Senator again.
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The Waterbury Fire Department came to visit the Children's Academy - West Campus. They taught the children about fire safety including calling 911 if there is a fire in your home. They also brought the children on the fire truck and showed them all the safety features.

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Success Stories

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A “can-do” spirit

Marti Clark has a history of exceeding people’s expectations. As a former Easterseals child representative, Marti grew up to accomplish her goals with her therapists and teachers over the years helping through transitional times in Marti’s life.

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At Easterseals, Retired Tuskegee Airman Stays Active

Cicero is “the life of the party” at Easterseals, where he attends an adult day program twice a week and enjoys socializing, dancing and therapeutic activities.

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Born with Spina Bifida and clubfoot, Auburn Smith became a nationally-ranked tennis player and aspiring musician.

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From "wait and see" to success in school

Born with autism, Connor is bright, funny, warm, loving and energetic.

Programs and Services

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Hearing healthcare you can trust

The Easterseals Center for Better Hearing provides: *Diagnostic hearing evaluation for all ages *High quality, state of the art hearing aids for every budget *Flexible payment options *Factory direct, fresh batteries *Assistive listening technology *Custom hearing protection, musician’s and swimming earmolds

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Providing Quality Education for all Children

Children's Academy provides an inclusive, high quality early care and education that promotes a child's social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth. We offer a full day, year-round program, parental support and a School Readiness program to prepare children for Kindergarten success. Children's Academy is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

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Breaking Down Barriers to Employment

Employment and training services for people with disabilities break down barriers and clear pathways to steady and meaningful careers. Discover our employment services today!

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