Autism Acceptance Month

Autism Acceptance Month

Autism Acceptance Month aims to celebrate and promote acceptance for a condition that occurs in 1 in every 54 children. Frank Dalmas, Assistant Director of Children's Programs states, "Staff at Easterseals Approved Private Schools are trained within research-based instructional strategies which are proven to deliver the best possible educational and therapeutic outcomes for the child." Today in recognition of Autism Acceptance Month, please consider a donation to provide valuable support to Easterseals programs.


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Autism Acceptance Month

Autism, a complex developmental condition affecting the patient’s ability to interact, communicate, and progress, has not one but many subtypes. Frank Dalmas, Assistant Director of Children's Programs, states "Autism in children presents in extremely diverse manners; here at Easterseals of Western and Central PA we individualize the curriculum to meet the needs of each student. Staff at Easterseals are trained within research-based instructional strategies that are proven to deliver the best possible educational and therapeutic outcomes for the child. Our low teacher to student staff ratio aids in the individualization of the educational experience to each learner."

Our appreciation and thanks goes out to our friends at Amway for being the presenting sponsor for 2023 Walk Me Pittsburgh. With Amway, feel, look and perform your best all day long because health and confidence go hand-in-hand.
Easterseals is pleased to introduce Sharnette Crite-Evans. Sharnette is a Program Specialist in the Community, Day and Residential Programs, who works out of Harmarville. It is no wonder with her expertise and attitude that she is told that this field is her Calling!
Meet Ella Cooper, she is this year’s Ambassador for the 3rd Annual State College Walk. Ella is a smart, loving, artistic, animal-loving little girl who also happens to have Autism. Join us on June 10th at the Walk and meet Ella in person!
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Men, women, sharpshooters & beginners welcome! Bring your friends and support Easterseals at BEAUTIFUL Nemacolin Field Club - Friday, May 5th. Registration/Practice @ 9-10am; 100 Target Shoot from 10am-1pm; Buffet Lunch @ 1pm. For more information email

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