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Easterseals has been providing exceptional services to people living with disabilities in our region for more than 70 years.
In 2020, Easterseals of Delaware & Maryland's Eastern Shore met the needs of more than 29,939 children and adults with
disabilities and their families, through direct and indirect services.
Easterseals Celebrates Older American Month (05/13/2021)
Caregiving responsibilities can be overwhelming at times but when a caregiver has someone sharing that weight, it does not feel as heavy. Easterseals is proud to come alongside caregivers, like Erika Carlson, who supports her husband, Chuck, with dementia. Before the pandemic, Chuck, of Lewes, was attending Easterseals adult day services, which gave Erika a welcome respite during the day. However, when COVID restrictions caused the program to be temporarily suspended, Erika was charged with 24-hour caregiving of Chuck. Unfortunately, the isolation had a detrimental impact on Chuck, complicating his care. Thankfully, Erika knew she could turn to Easterseals Community...
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Easterseals Celebrates Autism Acceptance Month (04/06/2021)
Avante Dennis, of Millsboro, is living the dream! He is working at a job he loves and with coworkers who value his work ethic and positivity. He was not always sure his job search would be fruitful until he found Easterseals Supported Employment program which helped his dreams become a reality. Avante, who has autism, is a Bakery Assistant at Giant and really enjoys making the customers happy – especially with chocolate chip cookies, their favorite. After job training, Avante worked independently with natural supports from his co-workers and ongoing individualized training and coaching to ensure long-term success on the...
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Participant Testifies for Joint Finance Committee (02/26/2021)
Mikayla Buterbaugh, of Newark (formerly of Middletown), recently testified at Delaware’s Joint Finance Budget Hearing sharing her experience with Easterseals and pleading with the committee to ensure fair pay for Direct Support Professionals, who support adults with disabilities like Mikayla. At the hearing, Buterbaugh shared, “I am 23 years old and have Down syndrome. I may need help doing things but I am not defined by my disability. I am thankful for Easterseals and everyone who loves and advocates for me. I have been a member of Easterseals since I was young and had therapies and when I graduated from high school Easterseals helped me...
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Meet Mikayla, our 2021 Easterseals/CAI Volleyball Challenge Ambassador (02/22/2021)
When most young adults graduate from high school, they typically know which direction they are going to head, whether it be attending college or jumping right into a job. When Mikayla graduated from high school, she and her mom, Michele, knew exactly where to turn and it was the place where she began many years before -- Easterseals! “Mikayla had a good foundation as a child, thanks to the Easterseals Children’s Therapy program. So when she graduated, for me, there was no other choice, it was Easterseals,” Michele says. “If you have a differently-abled person in your life, you need...
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Representative Valerie Longhurst (07/28/2020)
Click here to view Representative Valerie Longhurst video with 2020 VolleyBack Ambassador Joey and parent. ...
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