I’m pleased to present Part 1 of 2 guest posts by our former Adult Representative Ben Trockman. Ben recently returned from a trip to Washington, D.C. where he met with legislators and members of the disability community in his mission to make airline travel more accessible. Ben’s diary originally appeared on his blog, Ben’s Opinions. [...]
I wanted to share with you a wonderful success story about one of the children receiving services from our autism services. Zach is a 10 year old boy, who started shortly after autism program began and has made HUGE gains. He is now in a mainstream classroom with less need for special education services.
Editor’s Note: Sara’s post originally appeared on the Easter Seals Crossroads blog. Check it out!
Occupational therapy can play a key role in helping a child meet developmental milestones. There are times when it is appropriate for an occupational therapist to visit a family in their home, or times when a child needs to visit Easter [...]
My fabulous Marketing & Corporate Relations intern, Kelly Zatlin’s internship may be over, but she still had one more blog post to share.
Mistakes Kids Make
By Kelly Zatlin
When I was a teenager, I was the definition of a “goody-too-shoes.” I never got in trouble, I never stayed out past curfew, and I always ate my [...]
We often get calls here at Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin from parents who recently received an autism diagnosis for their child. Their first question is usually, “what do you recommend for my child?” That’s quickly followed by, “how is it funded?” Conversations usually start with talking about the importance of early intervention services and the [...]
Easter Seals has led the way since our founding to get more people the services and supports they need in their home and community. Almost 100 years later, we are still fighting to help people get what they want and need. I’m responsible for leading those efforts here in DC. I need your help [...]
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With 50 million people with disabilities across the country, the need for Easter Seals life-changing work continues to grow. But we are making progress every day thanks to [...]
Recently I said goodbye to my fabulous Marketing & Corporate Relations intern, Kelly Zatlin. During her 3 1/2 months at Easter Seals, Kelly grew to love Easter Seals’ mission and became her own kind of advocate for people with disabilities. She’s an awesome writer and we love her thoughtful blog posts.
Like so many of our [...]
When I was a kid, going to summer Camp brought me out of my shell. I learned there were other kids out there with interests similar to mine. I loved to play piano and practically any musical instrument you put in front of me, and camp was a great way for me to meet fellow [...]
You might remember my post about the Siblings Study, which helped us better understand the challenges adults who have siblings with disabilities face.
Well, Easter Seals long-time corporate sponsor MassMutual really wanted to dive into this issue by raising awareness about siblings with disabilities and offer ways to help with financial planning for caregivers.