Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin
505 Northview Road
Waukesha, WI 53188
P: (262) 547-6821
F: (262) 547-6883
Myth 1: The lives of people with disabilities are totally different than the lives of people without disabilities.
Fact: People with disabilities go to school, get married, work, have families, do laundry, grocery shop, laugh, cry, pay taxes, get angry, have prejudices, vote, plan and dream like everyone else.
Myth 2: People with disabilities always need help.
Fact: Many people with disabilities are independent and capable of giving help. If you would like to help someone with a disability, ask if he or she needs it before you act.
Myth 3: Curious children should never ask people about their disabilities.
Fact: Many children have a natural, uninhibited curiosity and may ask questions that some adults consider embarrassing. But scolding curious children may make them think having a disability is 'wrong' or 'bad.' Most people with disabilities won't mind answering a child's question.
Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin helps children and adults with disabilities by eliminating barriers that separate them from achieving greater independence. Our services connect individuals with disabilities to greater opportunities for inclusion in their communities, and help them to exercise greater choice in their lives. Our mission is to provide exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. Our vision for the future is to build a world where all people with disabilities and their families are equal in every way, and can realize their goals, dreams and aspirations. With 80 years of history, we have a strong track record of positive family outcomes that truly changes lives.
Every year, over 5 million children under the age of five are at risk of developmental delays and disabilities. At Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin, we know the importance of getting children off to the right start and emphasize early screening, early identification, and early intervention. We connect your child to a world of possibilities through our comprehensive children's services. We address physical, communication, cognitive and social skills development through various programs including our Birth to Three and Autism Therapy programs. Click here for more information.
For decades, Easter Seals' Adult Day Services have put hope within reach for thousands of adults. We provide a variety of home and community-based services and programs, affording adults and seniors opportunities to live, learn, work and play as a vital part of their own community. In addition, these valuable programs offer respite, support, and education for family members and other caregivers.
Our Adult Day Services Program supports adults with cognitive and physical disabilities with weekday programming and specialized activities. This program provides opportunities to learn independence, make friends and participate in inclusive community activities. Locations include: West Allis, Wauwatosa, Waukesha and Kenosha.
Employment provides the opportunity to participate as a member of a community. Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin workforce development services help people with disabilities learn skills to successfully enter the workforce, or to return to work after an illness or injury. Not only do employees benefit from the satisfaction of having a job, but businesses also gain from their contributions. Easter Seals offers a variety of services designed to assist you in finding and keeping a job. We can assist you with career exploration, learning how to conduct your own job search, job placement assistance, or job coaching in an actual job. Our workforce development and training programs include: Training and Assessment Services, Community Employment Service, Contract Services, LilyWorks Commercial Services, Project SEARCH, and ACCESS2ABILITY, a collaboration with the ManpowerGroup.
The crisis facing the nation in meeting the physical and mental health needs of the Armed Forces having served our country continues to grow. Many communities are not equipped to respond appropriately, nor are they aware of how to best work with military and veterans systems in the process.
Easter Seals’ Military & Veterans Services responds to this call to action. As the largest provider of disability-related services to individuals with disabilities and their families, Easter Seals offers military and veterans systems of care with viable options to support and augment current reintegration efforts. Easter Seals is leveraging, integrating and building community capacity through federal, state and local resources to meet specific needs through information, services, supports and community resources. For more information on military and veteran services offered through Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin, please contact us. Learn more about our National Easter Seals' Military & Veterans Services and partnership with the Dixon Center.
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