8 Things to know about Deaf Culture

Today’s post was written by Sara Croft. Jennifer Alka, Community Support Specialist with Deaf Community Services, recently provided an in-service to our staff on Deaf culture, communication and etiquette. She addressed her personal story and shared helpful tips that allow all of our staff to provide the best customer service possible to Deaf individuals. The… Read more 8 Things to know about Deaf Culture

Century 21 Scheetz Donation

Fall Donation Jill Johnson, President of the Century 21 Scheetz Charitable Foundation, stopped by our office this week to present a $2,425.00 donation to support our mission. In addition to our annual Bingo Bonanza event, Century 21 Scheetz continues to raise money for children and adults with disabilities and special needs throughout the year. This… Read more Century 21 Scheetz Donation

First-Mile, Last-Mile Connections to Transit Workshop

Join Health by Design and local community partners to discuss public transportation policy and its role in creating ‘livable communities’ throughout Indiana. Participants will also engage in activities to ensure there are accessible pathways of travel – the critical links between the sidewalk, bus stop, and bus ride—where they live. What: First-Mile, Last-Mile Connections to Transit… Read more First-Mile, Last-Mile Connections to Transit Workshop

Board Profile: Darlisa Davis

Today’s post features Darlisa Davis, who joined the Easterseals Crossroads Board of Directors in 2014. Through her numerous business connections, Davis has built valuable new relationships between Easterseals Crossroads and the central Indiana business community, and extends the reach of our services far beyond our own capabilities. Current occupation: Relationship Manager at First Merchants Bank,… Read more Board Profile: Darlisa Davis

Lilly Global Day of Service

Lilly Global Day of Service This blog was written by Tessa Barnard, Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator at Easter Seals Crossroads. On Thursday, October 1 a group of seventeen Eli Lilly & Company employees came to Easterseals Crossroads and spent the afternoon cleaning, sanding and staining all of the outdoor furniture used in our Therapy and… Read more Lilly Global Day of Service

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