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 American Sign Language Program 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 American Sign Language Program.
Easter Seals programs nationally are the leading provider of services to children with autism. ESCA 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.
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 American Sign Language Program (ASL) has been invaluable in the assistance they have provided him. The ASL Program 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. The ASL Program 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 the ASL Program and its staff has helped Phillip to have a fulfilled and productive life.
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