Easter Seals (National Easter Seal Society)
For more than 80 years, Easter Seals has helped people with disabilities in communities nationwide. From creating the first national voluntary agency to speak and act on behalf of children with disabilities in the 1920s, to leading the creation and implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act in the 1990s, Easter Seals continues to be an integral part of life, helping more than a million people gain greater independence each year. One in every five Americans has a disability, and Easter Seals is there with expert help, hope and humanity.
Easter Seals assists more than 1 million children and adults with disabilities and their families annually through a nationwide network of more than 400 service sites. Each center provides top-quality, family-focused and innovative services tailored to meet the specific needs of the particular community it serves.
Easter Seals also advocates for the passage of legislation to help people with disabilities achieve independence, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Passed in 1990, the ADA prohibits discrimination against anyone who has a mental or physical disability, guaranteeing the civil rights of people with disabilities.
For more information, or to contact Easter Seals (National Easter Seal Society), see their website at: www.easter-seals.org
» Recent News
Easter Seals Working to Boost Access to Transportation for Seniors
02 Jun 04 | Access to transportation is essential for older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers as public and para transit options, while increasingly available, are often scarce, cost-prohibitive or difficult to access.
New Financial Guide for Parents of Children with Disabilities and Other Special Needs
15 Apr 02 | Easter Seals and NEFE encourage families to start financial planning when their child with a disability is at a young age.
For more information about Easter Seals or to locate an Easter Seals service site near you, visit the Easter Seals Website...
Own A Piece of Easter Seals History
15 Apr 02 | Monday, April 15, through Thursday, April 25, Easter Seals will auction this year's original seal artwork on eBay -- the same designs featured on the 2002 Easter seals.
Original artwork will be auctioned on eBay --Easter Seals is a featured ...
Easter Seals Representative and Board Member Carries Olympic Flame
04 Jan 02 | Beverly Jones, Easter Seals 1997 National Adult Representative and a member of Easter Seals' national board of directors, was selected to be one of 11,500 individuals who will help carry the Olympic Flame across the country as part of the Salt ...
AccessAbility @ your library
14 Aug 01 | Chicago – August 14, 2001 – Easter Seals has teamed up with ER actress Alex Kingston to launch AccessAbility @ your library, a national reading initiative designed to celebrate the personal accomplishments of people with disabilities.
Parents Weigh the Costs of Quality Child Care – in Dollars and Sense
10 Jul 01 | A recent national survey1 commissioned by Easter Seals revealed some enlightening facts about parents' feelings on child care, including that many parents are willing to pay top dollar to ensure their children receive the highest quality care ...
Easter Seals Concerned About U.S. Supreme Court's Garrett Decision Scaling Back Disability Rights
28 Feb 01 | WASHINGTON, DC (Feb.28, 2001)-Easter Seals today expressed concern that the U.S. Supreme Court has scaled back protections for people with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Easter Seals promotes the passage and ...
National Health Council Ranks Easter Seals #1 for Allocation of Program Dollars
01 Jan 01 | (Chicago, IL - January 2001) For the 21st consecutive year, Easter Seals was ranked number one among National Health Council (NHC) members for the percentage of program dollars spent on direct client services.
For more than 80 years, Easter Seals...
Easter Seals builds on great IDEA to benefit more children
28 Nov 00 | Marking the 25th Anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Easter Seals renews its commitment to the law and forges a new frontier to help preschool children benefit from inclusion.
In an effort to help counter ...
Easter Seals Recognizes Chicago for Excellence in Accessibility
26 Jul 00 | To celebrate, Mayor Richard M. Daley, Lawrence J. Gorski, director of the Chicago Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD), James E. Williams, Jr., president and CEO, Easter Seals, and several Easter Seals representatives gathered on the...
Easter Seals To Swing Into Spring On Pax Television
01 Mar 00 | This year, Easter Seals takes a new step in television programming, sponsoring "Swing Into Spring" -- a one-hour special airing on PAX Television on Saturday, March 25th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
"Swing Into Spring" is produced by Easter Seals.
Microsoft Supports Easter Seals with Major Software Grant
15 Sep 98 | CHICAGO - Sept. 15, 1998 - Easter Seals today announced a $1 million software grant from Microsoft Corp. that will link its 105 affiliates and 430 program service sites.
Steve Ballmer, Microsoft president, was at Easter Seals national ...
National Health Council Names Easter Seals First Among its Members for the Percentage of Program Dollars Spent Providing Direct Client Services
01 May 98 | Chicago - May 1998 - For the past 18 years, Easter Seals has ranked first among the National Health Council's members representing voluntary health agencies for its allocations of 94 percent of program dollars, or $314 million to provide direct ...