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Easter Seals Inc.

Organization URL(s)

www.easterseals.com

Other Contact Information

233 South Wacker Drive, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60606
1-800-221-6827 (Voice - Toll-free)
312-726-6200 (Voice)
312-726-1494 (FAX)
312-726-4258 (TTY)

Description

Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for nearly 90 years. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals. Easter Seals offers help, hope and answers to more than a million children and adults living with autism and other disabilities or special needs and their families each year. Services and support are provided through a network of more than 550 sites in the U.S. and through Ability First Australia. Each center provides exceptional services that are individualized, innovative, family-focused and tailored to meet specific needs of the particular community served. 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.

Print Resources

The National Easter Seal Society publishes a variety of booklets and pamphlets (some in Spanish) for people with disabilities, their families, teachers, therapists, and other professionals. A catalog lists publications related to: attitudes and awareness; legislation; dental care; independent living; prevention and safety; recreation and camping; speech, language, and hearing; stroke; and other disabilities.

Review Date

Tuesday, May 31, 2011