Support Independent Films and Easterseals Crossroads

Support Independent Films and Easterseals Crossroads From October 16 – 25, the 24th Annual Heartland Film Festival will give access to more than 100 visiting independent filmmakers from around the world with over 130 movies that do more than just entertain. The Festival will showcase the very best in inspiring independent film from all over the… Read more Support Independent Films and Easterseals Crossroads

5 Myths about Hiring People with Disabilities

Today’s post was written by Sara Croft In 2014, the unemployment rate for individuals with a disability was 12.5%, more than double the 5.9% for those with no disability according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Why is this percentage exceedingly higher for individuals with a disability? According to authors Jenell L.S. Wittmer, an assistant… Read more 5 Myths about Hiring People with Disabilities

Looking Back – One Year of Volunteer Support

Today’s post was written by Sara Croft Volunteers are critical to our mission of serving children and adults with disabilities and their families. From events like Hallow’s Eve and The Glo Run to providing mock interviews or providing respite to parents and caregivers, volunteers allow us to advance the reach of our mission far beyond… Read more Looking Back – One Year of Volunteer Support

7 Apps for Students with a Learning Disability

Today’s post was written by Sam Sanders Can you believe August is just around the corner and its already time for school supply shopping? For most families, this time of year creeps up way too quickly and we find ourselves unprepared for the school year. Shopping for school supplies is hard enough, but finding the… Read more 7 Apps for Students with a Learning Disability

Advisory Board Member Profile – Dean Weseli

Today’s post was written by Sara Croft and features Advisory Board member Dean Weseli. Dean joined the board in August 2014 after spending many hours volunteering for Easterseals Crossroads in programs like CHEER, a respite program for adults with disabilities. Since then, Dean has helped us build new brand awareness and fundraising relationships with the… Read more Advisory Board Member Profile – Dean Weseli

Worth New York Clothing Donation

Today’s post was written by Sara Croft When a person comes to us for assistance finding a job, there are many areas where Easterseals Crossroads can help. From career assessment tests to resume writing and interview skills, our job coaches are preparing people every step of the way to meaningful employment. Certain jobs often require… Read more Worth New York Clothing Donation

Improving Services for People with Disabilities

Today’s post was written by Troy Frisz What benefits are there for employers to hire persons with disabilities? Several industry surveys show that employees with disabilities have low turnover rates, low absenteeism, and high productivity. Furthermore, employers may receive tax credits and incentives from state and federal governments. When utilized, employees with disabilities have a… Read more Improving Services for People with Disabilities

Guild Celebrates 60 Years of Service

Today’s post was written by Sara Croft Last week, several Easterseals Crossroads staff members attended the Crossroads Guild’s 60th Anniversary Luncheon. Organized in 1955, the goal of the Guild is to help the children of Easterseals Crossroads reach their full potential, and to enrich and make a difference in their lives with compassion and respect… Read more Guild Celebrates 60 Years of Service