Whether you know someone with a disability or are simply interested in learning more, the following information will help you learn something new about living with a disability, and help overcome misunderstandings and misinformation.
What Exactly is Autism?
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or autism is a developmental disability considered the result of a neurological condition affecting normal brain function, development and social interactions. Children and adults with autism find it difficult or impossible to relate to other people in a meaningful way and may show restrictive and/or repetitive patterns of behavior or body movements. While great strides are being made, there is no known cause, or a known singular effective treatment for autism.
Living With Disability
Living with a disability is not easy. But through a variety of resources, Easter Seals helps people with all types of abilities get the care that is right for them.
Our resources include everything from where to find in-home assistance and addressing aging challenges to build a relationship with your doctor. We know it’s important to know your options for Adult Day Care and have access to research about what it’s like to live with a disability.
Learn something new about living with a disability, and help overcome misunderstandings and misinformation.
Disability Myths and Facts
Are you curious about aspects of living with a disability, but afraid to ask? Easter Seals dispells the myths.
Making Our Lives Accessible
Break down barriers and be sure we can include everyone.
Easter Seals Project ACTION
Find accessible public transportation.
National Center on Senior Transportation
Increasing transportation options for older adults and enhancing their ability to live more independently within their communities throughout the United States.
Services For Caregivers
They were there for you when you needed them. They planned for your future. Now you are the stronger one who is playing a big role in planning for their future. In homes across the nation, people are struggling to meet their obligations to their children, to their parents, to their community. Choosing the right kind of care for a family member who is frail or vulnerable due to injury, illness or age is one of the most difficult decisions you will ever have to make. Use the resources on these pages to help you balance the care you provide for others and yourself along with your other responsibilities.