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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.
Democrats vs. Republicans “Pour” It On for Easterseals (08/10/2021)
Democrats vs. Republicans “Pour” It On for Easterseals Come support Easterseals and your favorite political team, as they “mix” it up as guest bartenders at the Two Stone Pub in Newark on Thursday, September 9 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. While serving drinks each team will be competing for the most tips to see which side can raise more money for their political volleyball team in the 15th annual Democrats vs. Republicans Volleyball Challenge. House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst and Senate Majority Leader Bryan Townsend will lead the charge for tips for...
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Legislative Bartending Event (08/03/2021)
Be served by your elected officials at: Two Stone Pub 1203 Christina Rd Newark, DE 19713 Thursday, September 9th from 5:30-8:30 pm. ...
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Easterseals Camp Fairlee Recognizes Generous Donor (06/29/2021)
As the warm weather rolls in, the ideas of swimming pools and s’mores by a campfire dance in the minds of campers. Camp is a rite of passage for many people and that is why Mark Engberg donates to Easterseals Camp Fairlee each year so children and adults of all abilities are able to experience the joy of camp in a safe and accessible environment. “My sister attended Camp Fairlee when she was younger and I have continued to support them over the years. It means so much to people with disabilities to have this camp experience,” Engberg said. “I encourage others to...
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New Vice President/CFO (06/02/2021)
New Castle, DE – Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore recently welcomed Pamela A. Patone, of Middletown, as the new Vice President/Chief Financial Officer. Patone joins Easterseals with a diverse background in senior accounting, management and nonprofit experience. Most recently, Patone worked as the Comptroller for the Municipal Services Commission of the City of New Castle, Delaware until she was promoted to General Manager. Before that position she was an In-charge accountant with Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, P.A. She has nonprofit experience having served as the Director of Finance for Opera Delaware and as Chief Financial Officer of the...
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Meet Mikayla, our 2021 Easterseals/CAI Volleyball Challenge Ambassador (05/25/2021)
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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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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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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