Developmental Delay Awarenss Month, March 2024

“A World of Opportunities”

The theme for the 2024 Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is “A World of Opportunities.” Developmental disabilities can encompass a wide range of conditions that usually result in delays or impairments in learning language development and motor skills. Behavior areas can also be affected, leading to challenges in self-control and interaction with others. The goal is to build a community that’s committed to creating a world where everyone can do well and succeed. Join us in making a world where all kinds of people have the chance to thrive and achieve 100% Access, Equity and Inclusion.

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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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Easterseals has been in existence for a long-g-g- time, 104 years to be exact! 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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Calling All Walkers! Make this Your Year to Walk

Believe it or not, this will be our 22nd year for Walk With Me. Over the years, how many times did you think "maybe next year I will build a team and join the others who are walking for children and adults with disabilities?" Well, why not make it this year? Call your friends and family, tell them you are forming a team and they are going to have fun whether they want to or not. Registration is only $50 but it is worth a million dollars in fun and goodwill. You'll be glad you did. Read more about the Walk by following the link.

Sophia and Jessa
We are happy to introduce you to Sophia and Jessa Sheehan who will be serving as our 2024 Johnstown Ambassadors. These adorable sisters receive classes from Miss Annette for Childhood Apraxia of Speech at our Center in Johnstown.
This Spring, Olivia will be receiving her Master’s of Speech Pathology. Her desire to pursue this career path resulted from her successful personal experiences. Olivia began her speech internship in January and we will be sorry to see her go in May!
We had to share this Valentine's message about Elwood. When Elwood started at the Child Development Center in State College, he was unable to walk on his own. No longer! He walks everywhere! Click the title above to hear what Mom has to say about Elwood.
Disability Awareness
This year’s theme is “A World of Opportunities.” It’s a celebration of people working together to remove obstacles. The goal is to build a community that’s committed to creating a world where everyone can do well and succeed. Click and find out more.

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