Millage Recipient Profile - Easterseals Michigan
Easterseals Michigan provides a wide variety of interventions that help individuals of all abilities, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and behavioral health needs. Easterseals Michigan currently has a combination of services specifically targeting individuals with the diagnosis of ASD as well as other services that include individuals with social-emotional needs among their service recipients.
Easterseals has been helping individuals with disabilities special needs, and their families, live better lives for more than 100 years. Whether helping someone improve physical mobility, return to work, or simply gain greater independence for everyday living, Easterseals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals.
As a Ready by Five Provider, Easterseals Michigan is offering The Incredible Years home visiting model. Incredible Years Home Visiting Program furthers its mission by supporting parents and caregivers in obtaining knowledge and skills to support their child’s health, development, and early learning.
“We are excited to provide this program as part of the home visiting models supported by the millage. We have seen success with providing groups and are eager to support early intervention for families and children under the age of 5," said Uriel Stephens, Director of Family Services.
While we always have plans in place for temporary interruptions, something like COVID-19 introduces an entirely new challenge. While Easterseals Michigan has been utilizing telehealth and telephonic service for a little while, we actively trained over 100 staff members on this so that their services can continue.
“In times like these our services are needed more than ever. We are dedicated to providing essential services to meet the needs of the community while ensuring the health and wellness of our staff and the people we serve,” said Craig Sharum, Director of Communications and Outreach.