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What is Easter Seals?
At Easter Seals, we work to maximize the abilities of children with disabilities. Our philosophy: Let's identify what the children have trouble doing ... and smash the barriers.
How, you may ask, do we make hockey or sailing or water skiing accessible? Answer: We adapt the equipment and the approach. If you like, you can think of Easter Seals as being in the imagination business. The imagination business? Yes, that's right!
In striving to serve the needs of children with disabilities, along with the needs of their families, we often observe the biggest limiting factor to be imagination. Sure, funds and volunteers and staff are important to the mix, but good old Easter Seals determination - finding ways of getting kids up and doing - that's what puts smiles on faces!
Easter Seals Newfoundland and Labrador envisions a province where all children and youth with disabilities are able to experience full, active and healthy childhoods and grow to reach their full individual potentials.Our MissionEaster Seals Newfoundland and Labrador is a charitable organization which is dedicated to maximizing the abilities and enhancing the lives of children and youth with disabilities through recreational, social and other therapeutic programs, direct assistance, education and advocacy.
Easter Seals prides itself on providing the finest programming for children with physical disabilities. We focus on four areas of programming:
1) Recreational Therapy
2) Direct Assistance
3) Skills Development
4) Education and Advocacy
Visit the programs section of our site for details about the wide range of programs and services available to children with disabilities and their families through Easter Seals Newfoundland and Labrador.