Children and adults with disabilities and special needs find the highest-quality services designed to meet their individual needs when they come to Easterseals. Our multidisciplinary team helps each person overcome obstacles to independence and reach his or her personal goals. Easterseals also includes families as active members of any therapy program and offers the support families need.
After years of being misdiagnosed, 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 Easterseals Child Ambassador.
For over 20 years, Easterseals has been diagnosing autism, under the direction of Ellen Kitts, MD. During this time, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of people with autism that Easterseals serves. So, in keeping with the mission to create solutions that change lives, Easterseals has put together a multidisciplinary team of professionals to not only diagnose autism but help the families get the answers and services that they need.
Applied Behavior Analysis
Easterseals, in partnership with Kendall Behavioral Solutions, is pleased to offer Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. ABA is the data-driven science of learning and behavior. It uses evidence-based best practices to improve behavior, attention span, focus, social skills, memory, and academics. ABA uses positive reinforcement in a way that can be measured to bring about meaningful behavior change. Its primary application is for children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
West Virginia Birth to Three Early Intervention Services
The first three years of life are the building blocks to future learning, growth, and development. Families from the State of West Virginia with a child age birth to three years with a developmental delay, diagnosed disability or who is at risk for a developmental delay might be eligible to receive services through this program.
Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation: Promoting Independence and Quality of Life
Whether through a birth condition, injury or illness, our outpatient medical rehabilitation services -- including occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, social work services, audiology and medical services -- are the first steps toward helping children and adults with disabilities gain greater independence.
Medical Services: Specializing in the Care of Individuals with Special Needs
As a pediatric physiatrist, our medical director brings a specific knowledge of children with developmental differences, physical medicine and rehabilitation. The medical services department provides specialized medical care and training to clients, both children and adults, who have loss of functions.