Autism Acceptance Month

April is Autism Acceptance Month

Happy Autism Acceptance Month! Autistic people don’t need to be fixed. They need acceptance. From classrooms to workplaces, autism acceptance means giving accommodations and providing Autistic people with the support needed to thrive. Remember, autism is a spectrum, and no two Autistic people are the same. Join us in creating an accepting future.

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Easterseals Western and Central Pennsylvania is leading the way to 100% equity, inclusion, and access for people with disabilities, families and communities.

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Over the Years, With Your Support

Easterseals has been in existence for a long-g-g- time - we celebrate 105 years this years.  Over those years, it has adapted to meet the needs of the communities it serves.  Whether it is camps and adaptive sports in York or approved private schools in Pittsburgh, Easterseals strives to provide independence, hope, and support through its programming. With your support we are leading the way to 100% equity, inclusion and access. Yes, with your support and others like you, Easterseals continues to be an indispensable resource for disability issues. Please donate today. Thank you.

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Month of the Military Child 2024

During the month of April, we invite you to join us as we celebrate our Military Children! The children of service members learn to be independent and flexible as they adapt to frequent moves and deployments. Their ability to navigate the unique challenges of military life makes them inspirational and deserving of recognition for their strength and resilience. Easterseals offers Project Beacon twice a year for Military children. See more about Project Beacon in item two below. If you know of any children, ages 5 to 17, who might be interested in a fantastic weekend, encourage them to register for this FREE camp experience.

autism
April is Autism acceptance month and is meant to help promote inclusion and understanding for those with Autism. Follow the link to a wealth of info provided by the CDC, including the 2023 Community Report on Autism and a number of easy-read reports on Autism.
Project Beacon
ESWCPA celebrates military children with Project Beacon, April 5-7 at Camp Victory in Millville, PA. Project Beacon’s second retreat takes place October 18- 20. Project Beacon is a weekend retreat for children, ages 5-17 of military personnel and veterans.
York gives
The real success of Give Local York will not be how much money we raise but the tremendous impact those dollars will have when nonprofits across York County put them to work! Join the giving on May 2-3. Follow our facebook page as we get closer.
105 Birthday
It all started in 1919 when Edgar Allen founded the National Society for Crippled Children, the first organization of its kind. Here we are today, 105 years later, still serving children and adults with disabilities. Will you please consider a "birthday gift donation?"
Clay Bird
Sign up today for the 11th Annual Clay Bird Classic at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. This fun event will be held on May 3rd and is sponsored by The Jim Dolanch Real Estate Team - Century 21 Frontier Realty who generously donates all proceeds to Easterseals. Thank you Century 21!

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Camps and Recreation Club Lily

A Can't Miss - Club Lily

Any time is a great time to talk about one of our camp programs – Club Lily. Easterseals Western and Central PA’s Club Lily program is a camp opportunity specifically for adults, 18 and up, with any disability/special need. And, when we say 18 and up, we mean it! Our oldest camper in 2018 was 77; proving that you are never too old to enjoy the fun of camp. How can you not have fun when there is wall climbing, zip lining, boating, fishing, arts and crafts, games, sports, pool time, campfires, special evening activities and more.

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