Who We Help
Easter Seals Central Alabama is proud to serve our neighbors in need.
$0.89 of every dollar is spent on programs! Please view a copy of
our FY 2011-2012 annual report
Locally, Easter Seals Central Alabama serves more than 1500 clients across
all programs. The Janice Capilouto Center for the Deaf serves nearly 1,000 clients
yearly with their interpreting program.
Easter Seals Central Alabama serves a thirty-one county area with the
addition of the Janice Capilouto Center for the Deaf.
Easter Seals programs nationally are the leading provider of services to
children with autism. To meet this need locally, ESCA offers an Autism Family Resource Center for parents and
caregivers to access valuable information on the disability. ESCA also
offers no waiting list and one month feedback times with our Autism Diagnostic Clinc.
ESCA is also meeting the needs of children ages 14-18 who require social
skills building with our Life
Skills Class. Classes will begin in February 2012.
When you choose to make a
monetary contribution to Easter Seals Central Alabama, your contributions
are used to help our neighbors in need locally.
Easter Seals Central Alabama has helped thousands of people, here are some
of their stories:
At age 3, Landon
still couldn't speak clearly and his behavior was having major repercussions at
home and at daycare. Parenthood is puzzling enough, but when many of those
pieces don't fall into place, a parent feels helpless, and sometimes, hopeless.
Thankfully, we were directed to the Autism Spectrum Disorders Diagnostic Clinic
at Easter Seals Central Alabama. After a team of specialists tested and
observed Landon, we learned Landon has autism. While very tough to hear, that
diagnosis and resulting therapies Landon receives at ESCA allowed me to hear my
child call me 'Mama' for the first time. Such a powerful moment, it still
brings me to tears. At age 4, Landon has come so far, so quickly, that he's a
different child altogether. We're so proud of Landon, and are so very grateful
to everyone at ESCA for the time and care offered to Landon and our family! As
parents, we don't feel helpless or hopeless anymore; we are EMPOWERED with the
knowledge that there ARE answers, and no one should give up on putting the
puzzle of autism together. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, ESCA, for
allowing our precious child to begin truly enjoying his childhood! You are an
amazing asset to the community, and need to be recognized and supported by the
entire River Region!
Phillip has always worked and is currently employed at the Chick-Fil-A
Restaurant in Eastchase. During this time, the Janice Capiluto Center has been
invaluable in the assistance they have provided him. JCCD has helped with job
searches, vocational training, and contacts with social agencies. They have
provided information and operating assistance to Phillip for the latest
technology available in deaf communications. JCCD also provides social events
for the deaf and support for the deaf community. One of the most important
services the center has provided for Phillip and his family is interpreter
services. During the illness and death of Phillip's parents and for Phillip's
personal medical problems, these interpreters have been "angels." Through
doctor's appointments and trips to the emergency room, these interpreters have
provided "loving" assistance for Phillip. The support of JCCD and its staff has
helped Phillip to have a fulfilled and productive life.