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Easter seals makes a difference for clients throughout the state of Kansas, providing outpatient physical, occupational, speech, and behavioral therapy services to children with a wide variety of developmental delays and disabilities. Many of their pediatric therapists are specially trained to evaluate and provide individually designed interventions to address feeding and swallowing disorders. Some of the feeding challenges they address include oral motor and swallowing difficulties, mealtime routines, tube feeding weaning and transitioning to solid foods, oral aversions and defensiveness, and failure to thrive. 80% of children with special needs will have some type of feeding and swallowing disorder, compared to only 20% of typically developing children.
Epsilon Sigma Alpha has partnered with Easter Seals to help meet the needs of children and adults with disabilities in communities nationwide.
Members of Epsilon Sigma Alpha have generously raised funds and provided volunteer services to help assure that Easter Seals can continue to deliver services that help people with disabilities and their families live better lives.
Easter Seals is the only national organization to serve people with disabilities—from birth throughout the lifespan—with emphasis and expertise in:
Easter Seals provides exceptional individualized services to ensure that people with disabilities and their families have opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
The ARTSTAR Camp needs the following items for the kids to do their artwork. Designer Mats/Frames: Black with spring loading brackets on the back: Fundamental Form brand; 16 by 20 for vertical or horizontal; cost is $8.00 Total of 20. Smaller sizes could be used as well. Mats: 16 by 20 with an 11 by 14 opening; some white and some black; cost is $8.00. (Total of 20) Smaller sizes as well. Paint: Acrylic Paint; Craftsman brand; 8 fluid oz in plastic jars; basic colors (red, yellow, green, blue, purple, orange, black white); cost is $2.29. (Total of three jars of each color) The money or the items can be donated at any time
Another program is Camp Hope. Camp Hope is a fundraising campaign designed to provide camping opportunities for children of military families. A specific way ESA can help is through the "Each One, Reach One" campaign where each chapter commits to sponsor at least one camper. This would require that the members of each chapter collectively contribute or raise $600 to provide a week at camp for a deserving camper.
A second program is with Guideposts Magazine. When you subscribe or give a gift subscription, your $20 goes to Easter Seals. This might be a great Christmas idea for that person who is always so hard to buy for!