Our Programs and Services
Children and adults with disabilities and special needs find highest-quality services designed to meet their individual needs when they come to Easter Seals. Teams of therapists, teachers and other health professionals help each person overcome obstacles to independence and reach his or her personal goals. Easter Seals also includes families as active members of any therapy program, and offers the support families need. Easter Seals Central and Southeast Ohio is proud to provide the following services to 28 counties in Ohio and Wood County West Virginia.
Adult Day and In-Home Services
Located in Northern and Southern Ohio
Easter Seals Adult Day Program offers a comprehensive array of health and social services delivered through an individualized plan of care in order to meet the specific needs of those enrolled and their families. Our center-based program provides therapeutic programming, life skills training and the support necessary to remain actively engaged in one's community.
Our In-Home services enable children and adults of all ages with disabilities or special needs to live in their homes and communities in a less restrictive environment emphasizing personal choice. Working with our clients interests in mind, Easter Seals strives to create an atmosphere of mutual respect that results in effective and high quality care.
Easter Seals Out and About Program is geared toward getting out and having fun in the Columbus Community. Children ages 8 - 18 years old will have the opportunity to visit different places around Columbus, meet other kids, and just have a great time!
Summer Day Camp
Our Summer Day Camp focuses on providing a safe and caring environment throughout the summer for kids with and without special needs. We strive to help prevent the “summer slump,” where kids may find themselves forgetting the school routine. We structure the day to be similar to a school schedule but in smaller time increments, and fill it with fun and exciting arts, activities, games, and play time. This way, a child doesn’t lose the progress they made in school the previous year! In addition to circle time, art time, gross motor time, fine motor time, play time, story time, and music time (just to name a few), teachers work on achieving several goals from each camper’s IEP. Our camp incorporates a weekly theme that gives campers the chance to learn about their world around them through creative play and exploration! A community visitor, related to the theme of the week, comes to camp and brings with them a whole new world for our campers to explore.
Early Childhood Education
The Early Intervention Program offers a group-oriented, facility-based program for children 12-36 months of age. An individualized plan is developed for each child and his/her family, outlining goals to be targeted on over the course of the school year. Children in the program may receive physical, occupational of speech therapy.
Out and About Program
The Out and About Program is offered in Central Ohio and in Knox County. This program is for children ages 8-18 who want to meet other kids their ages, learn and explore their community. Outings take place at different locations throughout Central Ohio and Knox County.
The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction in collaboration with Easter Seals Central and Southeast Ohio, Inc., Goodwill, and Amethyst has received a federal grant to implement the Healthy Environments-Loving Parents (HELP) program. The HELP program is designed to effectively address the issues of female offenders re-entering the community. The goal of the HELP program will be to develop lasting relationships between the children and their incarcerated parents through ongoing services.
Social and Support Services
Easter Seals Central and Southeast Ohio's social work staff is well-versed in the multitude of community resources available to persons with disabilities and other types of needs. In addition to linking families to these resources, guidance is provided to families and individuals regarding their rights and how to advocate for themselves.
Veteran and Military Services
Easter Seals’ Military & Veterans services respond 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.
For a full listing of services offered by Easter Seals Central and Southeast Ohio, download our Services Info Sheet.
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