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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

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| Easter Seals Blog
Providing Help, Hope and Answers for Families with Autism Today
Fri, 04 Sep 2015
It is an honor to introduce Bernhard Walke as our guest blogger today. Mr. Walke is the ?Associate Principal at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago, and his wife Rosa teaches Spanish and English there, too. They are the proud Parents of 4-year-old Elena, who receives assistive technology services with a Tobii Communicator at […]
Wed, 02 Sep 2015
At the conference I befriended Sharron Rush (the executive director and co-founder of Knowbility) and have appeared on panels with her about assistive technology since then. Last month I got an email from Sharron announcing Knowbility’s 18th annual OpenAir competition. OpenAIR provides...
Mon, 31 Aug 2015
Shopping for school supplies can be quite a chore for any family, but finding the right tools for students with a learning disability can be especially challenging. There are so many apps in the iTunes App and Android Google Play stores, but how do you know which one is right for your child?
Fri, 28 Aug 2015
Since graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology in December, I’ve been looking for a job similar to the internship experience I had at Easter Seals last summer. When I use an interpreter to answer a help wanted ad by phone, it is immediately known that I’m a Deaf applicant. I don’t think it’s the phone […]
Wed, 26 Aug 2015
When I give presentations to teachers, I always end with this line: Teaching a student with Asperger’s [Autism Spectrum Disorder] may be one of the hardest things you’ll ever do, because you can go above and beyond the call of duty and the student with Asperger’s may not be able to even say as much […]

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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