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Easter Seals, Inc.
Easter Seals is the nation’s leading non-profit provider of rehabilitation services to children and adults with disabilities as well as support to their families.
Telephone: 800-221-6827
http://www.easterseals.com

CFC Code: 12198
IRS EIN Number: 36-2171729
AFR: 24.3% What's this?

Kayla Pinard is everything you imagine a little girl to be. She is a petite little lady, painfully shy to strangers but with a look in her eye that means mischief is lurking. She is such a typical a little girl that it is hard to believe that she ever was anything else. But typical is not how her life began. At her twenty-week ultrasound, the Pinards got news that every parent dreads to hear. Something somehow had gone wrong during her development.





Easter Seals Blog
Providing Help, Hope and Answers for Families with Autism Today
Fri, 05 Sep 2014
Remember last week’s post about a lipreading challenge? Cam Robbins (Interactive Marketing Manager here at Easter Seals Headquarters) and I took the challenge, and, as promised, we are here to report our scores. Mac Score: 26 out of 55 correct Notes I have a diagnosed learning disability (LD), so you’d think with my LD, I would know better than [...]
Tue, 02 Sep 2014
Our son Gus was born with a rare genetic disorder called Trisomy 12p, and at first, no one was sure he’d make it past that first day. Thanks to excellent and skilled medical care, Gus did make it: today, September 3, is his 28th birthday. Gus lived with us until he was 16 years old, [...]
Fri, 29 Aug 2014
I wrote a post here last month after the director of NYC Swim’s Brooklyn Bridge Swim decided that athletes with disabilities would have to pay an extra fee to swim in the race. My friend Eliza is a strong swimmer (she’s completed six triathlons) but she happens to be blind. The extra requirement for the [...]
Wed, 27 Aug 2014
My SO (Significant Other) and I went to an amazing birthday party at a bowling alley/bar last weekend, but the live band was so loud I couldn’t interact with everyone. I have an auditory processing learning disability, so loud background noise/music (and especially heavy bass) makes it impossible for me to hear more than one [...]
Mon, 25 Aug 2014
Last year, I wrote a post about one of our fabulous corporate sponsors, The Comcast Foundation and its Internet Essentials program. I wanted to update you on this resource because the progress is remarkable! Internet Essentials  offers low-income families in Comcast markets high-speed Internet service, a low-cost computer, and access to free Internet trainings. It’s an [...]

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

During the past 36 years, Easter Seals actively supported and promoted the passage of the following federal legislation that has helped people with disabilities achieve independence.

2000 - Older Americans Act Amendments include a new National Family Caregiver Support Program, which provides funding to state and area agencies on aging, and other organizations they contract with, to provide systems of support services to family caregivers. The reauthorized OAA also includes includes an innovation grant program to provide competitive grants to foster the development and testing of new approaches to sustaining the efforts of families and other informal caregivers of older individuals.

2004 - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) reauthorized and amended to ensure improved educational services to students with disabilities.

2006 - The Lifespan Respite Care Act was signed into law to ensure that community-based respite care services were more accessible and affordable to family caregivers, regardless of the care recipient's or caregiver's age or disability.

2008 - The ADA Amendments Act, legislation to restore the intended coverage of the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities and providing millions of Americans the chance to participate fully in life.

2009 - State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Reauthorization for 4.5 years and provide coverage to approximately 4 million additional children.

2010 - Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and reconciliation measure enacted. This historic effort to reform the nation's health care system makes insurance coverage available for an additional 32 million Americans.


 

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