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Child Development Centers Celebrate Multicultural Day

In a colorful and festive celebration of cultures from around the world, the Child Development Centers in the Inland Empire recently held their annual Multicultural Day on April 25. Each year, the teachers transform their classrooms into different countries with help from the children and their families. The families were also encouraged to create boards [...]

Impressions of the Easterseals Southern California Public Service Announcement Video Shoot

When the individuals from our Adult Day Service were told about an opportunity to be filmed for a public service announcement (PSA) in honor of Easterseals’ 100th Anniversary, everyone quickly indicated they wanted to be involved. I especially recall one of our most outgoing participants, Jeff, saying, “I would love to be in a commercial.”  [...]

Adult Day Services in Riverside Partners with Local Senior Center

In order to provide senior participants from Adult Day Services (ADS) in Riverside the opportunity to explore new interests and connect with other seniors who do not have developmental disabilities, the ADS team forged a unique partnership with a local senior center. Five senior ADS participants have been attending the Dale Senior Center in Riverside since [...]

Easterseals Launches New “We Celebrate” PSA and Disability Inclusion Campaign

Easterseals champions all of life’s moments. All that makes us different, and yet, very much the same.  That is why I am excited to share with you our new “We Celebrate” ad campaign.  “We Celebrate” is a continuation of our groundbreaking 2018 “Celebrate. Don’t Separate.” campaign. That campaign was the first in our organization’s history and delivered more than 240 million impressions through billboards, bus stop shelters, digital and print ads. It earned marketing awards and is included in the Smithsonian Institute’s disability archives.

Child Development Centers Celebrate Friendship Day

ESSC's Child Development Centers (CDCs) celebrated Friendship Day on February 14 as a fun alternative to Valentine's Day. Friendship Day is designed to help children establish positive and rewarding relationships with others. It teaches them about empathy and playing in a cooperative way with their peers. Children and families from the CDCs took part in [...]

Reflections on the Rose Parade

Being a participant in the 2019 Rose Parade was a proud moment in Easterseals’ history. I can personally think of no better way for us to have kicked off our 100th anniversary year than by having an award-winning float in America’s most iconic New Year Celebration. Volunteers spent hours decorating our float in the days [...]

By |2019-03-08T17:27:58+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Rose Parade|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

A Roadmap to Independence

Finding a ride or navigating public transit systems may be challenging for people with special needs or seniors with limited mobility, but transportation does not have to be a barrier to participating in life's daily activities in Southern California. Perhaps you’re unaware of – or not sure if you quality for – Access Paratransit Services, [...]

By |2019-03-07T17:25:27+00:00December 24th, 2018|Categories: Transportation|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

There’s No Place Like Home…

People with significant special needs frequently encounter a variety of barriers to living independently, but Easterseals Southern California (ESSC) is committed to helping the people we serve to live, work and play in their communities. Providing an intimate home setting for individuals with physical and/or developmental challenges – the majority of whom have lived most [...]

By |2019-03-07T17:27:28+00:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Community Living|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Managing Holiday Stress for Children with Autism

While many consider the holiday season the “most wonderful time of the year,” others may feel overwhelmed during this time of year and these bustling times can be an even greater challenge for a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The dazzle of decorations, smells of unfamiliar foods, music of the season, unfamiliar people and [...]

Every Day is an Opportunity to Raise Disability Awareness

While December 3 is officially calendared by the United Nations as International Day of Persons with Disabilities – among a variety of other dates dedicated to campaigns to raise public awareness and support of the special needs community – every day brings a variety of opportunities to heighten disability awareness and to make a difference [...]