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Nationwide, as many as 54 million Americans have a disability. Locally, 1 out of every 4 families will need the services of the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center at some time in their lives. Maybe your neighbor has an injury resulting from a motor vehicle accident, or your co-worker has a child with cerebral palsy. Your grandmother may be recovering from stroke - or maybe you are one of every five Americans with a disability. Look around you, and you'll find people of all abilities who are vital participants in their communities despite the barriers they may encounter.
The barriers, physical or otherwise, people with disabilities face begin with people's attitudes - attitudes often rooted in misinformation and misunderstanding. Easter Seals provides answers to help everyone create solutions that change lives... maybe even their own.
ReadAbility Resource Library at the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center. Local parents now have a free resource to help them understand their child’s disability and to connect with the information and support systems they need. A selection of books, tapes, videos, computer software, and online resources are invaluable tools for parents of children with special needs, regardless of their financial situation.
Learn how to make your home safe and accessible for someone with a disability, or develop an emergency evacuation plan.
Read helpful hints about meeting a friend who has a disability, and check out a list of books for kids!
- Easter Seals Hop-N-Ing: Preschoolers and elementary school students learn that people with disabilities are just like them, and get an opportunity to make a difference for individuals served by the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center. This comprehensive disability awareness curriculum is available for loan to tri-state teachers.
Know your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act whether you're an employee or an employer. Ensure your safety and the safety of your colleagues with an emergency evacuation plan. Review disability etiquette and answer common questions about working with someone who has a disability.
Learn more about specific disabilities including spina bifida and post-polio. Clarify misconceptions about people with disabilities and help remove attitudinal barriers.
Solve public transportation challenges through Project ACTION resources. Planning a vacation? Don't forget to think ahead!
Plan for your child's financial future. Choose a service provider for your child or parent. Answer questions about raising your child with a disability.
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