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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
Mon, 27 Jul 2015
I am so pleased to introduce Beth Roberson to readers of this blog. Beth is an intern at our Easter Seals Office of Public Affairs this summer and is a rising Junior at the University of Arizona. I am lucky enough to have known Beth and her family for many years and I am so […]
Wed, 22 Jul 2015
As Easter Seals prepares to celebrate 100 years of serving people with disabilities and their families in 2019, now is a time when we, as an organization, are reflecting on how changes in medicine, societal perceptions, facilities, and technologies have influenced how we have provided supports and services. One of the biggest changes occurred just within...
Mon, 20 Jul 2015
Having never been one of those people who knew exactly what they wanted to do when they grew up, I sometimes have to pinch myself at how lucky I have been to have had the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act as the beginning of a very rewarding career. It all started in 1984 with...
Fri, 17 Jul 2015
So what does 25 years of having a law to protect my civil rights mean to me? What changes have I noticed? What else needs doing? I was 31 when Congress decided that my right to equal access to employment, health care, movie theaters, restaurants, public transportation, and telecommunications needed to be affirmed and protected […]
Wed, 15 Jul 2015
In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) we’re devoting these next two weeks to guest posts by Easter Seals friends and staff members about how the 1995 passage of the ADA has changed their lives. Here’s one by Fred Maahs, Senior Director of Community Investment and National Partnerships at […]

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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