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, Amway & BWWThrough the years, donations by Amway and Amway IBOs have been a powerful force in support of Easter Seals. Amway has raised more than $30 million in donations over their 27-year partnership with Easter Seals, and helped millions of individuals with disabilities.
Amway is an annual National Presenting Sponsor of "Walk With Me" events, to raise funds benefiting Easter Seals therapy programs in local communities. Every year, more than a thousand IBOs and employees participate in dozens of "Walk With Me" events around the country.
Over the past quarter of a century, BWW IBOs Angelo & Claudia Nardone's team has contributed well over $2.5 million to both local and national Easter Seals, in an effort to give back to a community of children, their parents, and also brain-injured adults who have a "never-give-up" attitude, fostered at Easter Seals facilities across our nation.
At the 2009 World of Hope Gala, BWW IBOs Kanti & Lata Gala received the prestigious Lillie and Allan Shedlin Award from Easter Seals New York, in recognition of their service in helping people with disabilities and special needs.
Easter Seals TodayEaster 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.
Primary Easter Seals services include:
Americans With Disabilities Act
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.
At the core of the Easter Seals organization is a common passion for caring, shared by its 23,000 staff members and thousands of volunteers, and by those who support its mission. This heart-felt commitment to helping people with disabilities and their families is what Easter Seals is all about.