Stories of Hope
Companies like Curtis Packaging are providing a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for the individuals we serve to do meaningful work.
Driver Assessment Program
Fran sustained a traumatic brain injury or a TBI, and was in a coma for three weeks. Upon waking from the coma, he was agitated and confused which was different from Fran’s high energy and fun personality. Once doctors stabilized his medical status, they put a plan in place. He started rehabilitation immediately. He needed to re-learn how to walk, eat, and do basic everyday tasks. But there was one thing Fran hadn’t mastered yet. To gain full independence, he needed to be able to drive and not have to depend on his family for transportation.
Driver Assessment Program/Adaptive Driver Training
Connie Jean Wilson came to Easterseals after having a stroke which affected her speech and ability to move the right side of her body. After successfully completing therapy, Ms. Wilson wanted to drive on her own again.
Grace H, from Newton CT, is a bubbly, kind, intelligent girl who has been attending the Easterseals Center for Better Hearing for 7 years.
Hearing like me
"Sorry, could you repeat that? I’m deaf.” This is the most popular phrase in my vocabulary. I usually get a response of laughter or an occasional “ugh, me too!” but little do they know that I speak the truth.
Henry Long wished to extend his generosity beyond his lifetime and included Easterseals in his estate plans, leaving a $38,500 gift to help Easterseals touch the lives of individuals and families in the community facing disability, the way that it helped his own family.
Lions Low Vision Program
Through a partnership with The Lions Club, Easterseals is now offering a new program to help individuals diagnosed with low vision.
Medical Rehabilitation helps create independence for Rocco
Rocco Caruso, from Meriden Connecticut, has built a reputation of being a hard working mechanic – serving the Meriden community at Hunters Ambulance for over 15 years. Shortly after retirement Rocco fell down his stairs...
Past Youth Ambassador, Livv Pilat
Livv Pilat's transition from Easterseals Birth to Three, to the Children's Academy and now onto Kindergarten.
Tommy Rinaldi navigates the world with his hands, his walking stick, and the help of others. But being blind doesn’t slow him down.