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School Ad Find out about Easterseals' comprehensive special education and therapy services for children ages 3-8 with autism or other special needs. Schedule a tour today by calling Tiffany Mori at 412-281-7244, ext. 1269.
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Meet Damirr

2020 Darmirr, Autism Damirr was three years old when he was diagnosed with Autism. He was non-verbal when he started at Easterseals. Damirr’s Aunt Amy says, “Easterseals has given our family the tools we need to help Damirr succeed in his future through communication.”
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Meet Grant

2021, Grant, Approved Private School Grant, an active three year-old boy who loves throwing a ball and playing deck hockey, is a student of Miss Susan’s at our Cranberry Approved Private School.
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Meet Landon

Landon, story of hope Just after his first birthday, Landon was diagnosed with catastrophic epilepsy and later with Autism, ADHA and other developmental delays. When he enrolled in Easterseals at 3, he continued to experience dozens of seizures every day. He was non-verbal, unsteady on is feet and inconsistent in demonstrating cognitive abilities.
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Meet Madi

2020, Meet, Madi Madi’s story begins on September 8th, 2017 when she was born at 23 weeks gestation. She weighed just 1 lb 10 oz, was 11 inches in length, and was diagnosed with Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome.
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Meet Phoebe - Our 2017 Adult Ambassador

phoebe Phoebe has been attending our ADS program since August 2014. Phoebe looks forward to coming to Easterseals to socialize and visit with friends, old and new.
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Meet Remington and Weston

Remington and Weston Remington & Weston have been receiving speech therapy from Easterseals for the past year. Both children have a diagnosis of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAP). Their mother states, “Easterseals has been such a blessing in both of my kids’ lives!
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Meet Riley

Riley Riley started Speech Therapy at Easterseals 6 months ago, her mother says, “Riley and our family love Easterseals! After the first 2 appointments I was already seeing a change in Riley and her wanting to start making letter sounds and form small words.
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Meet Ryan

Ryan Thomas, ADS, 2021, Ambassador Ryan is a radiant and very happy young man, twenty nine years old. Prior to his graduation in 2012 from the North Hills School District, Ryan attended Easterseals in the afternoon hours as part of a work skills program. Since then, Ryan has attended Easterseals full-time starting at the Railroad Street location, transferring to Uptown and now is at the Harmarville facility.
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Meet Sammie - Our 2020 Ambassador

Sammie Gillespie, Ambassador, Adult Day Services My name is Sammie Gillespie and I am 24 years old. I was born with a cognitive heart defect and live with an intellectual disability.
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Meet Tyler

Tyler, Johnstown, 2020 Tyler has been receiving speech therapy from Easterseals for about 3 years. Tyler was born with Down Syndrome, a genetic chromosome disorder causing developmental and intellectual delays.
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Student Makes Great Strides at Easterseals' Cranberry Township School

2020 Story of Hope, Daniel Rowe, Cranberry When the Rowe Family moved to Pennsylvania, they began their search for the right special needs school for their son. Choosing Easterseals, Mrs. Rowes now notes, “We are very encouraged by the amount of support Daniel gets each day. “He is steadier, stronger and more confident.”
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The Right Diagnosis

Abby Story of Hope After years of being misdiagnosed with everything from anxiety to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, 16-year-old Abby was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome a few years ago. Since then, Abby has been making amazing social strides and is even a member of the Easter Seals Michigan Teen Advisory Council and an Easter Seals Child Ambassador.
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We Count on Collin

Collin, Camps and Recreation Colin has been participating in Easterseals Adaptive Water Program for over 20 years, starting when he was in preschool. His family values the time at camp for Colin to socialize and participate in camp activities. We always count on Collin to be there.
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