Emphasizing ability for over 75 years
Easter Seals Crossroads has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for over 75 years. Whether helping someone improve physical mobility, return to work or simply gain greater independence for everyday living, Easter Seals Crossroads offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals. We provide top-quality, family-focused and innovative services tailored to meet the specific needs of the individuals we serve.
Easter Seals Crossroads improves the lives of children and adults with special needs, disabilities or challenges by promoting inclusion, independence and dignity.
Easter Seals Crossroads In the Community
Easter Seals Crossroads hosted a Military and Veterans Initiative forum on January 22 at Scottish Rite Cathedral. The forum began with Colonel David Sutherland's address to the Rotary Club of Indianapolis; Colonel Sutherland is retired from the US Army and is currently the Executive Director of the Donnie Dixon Center. Easter Seals National has collaborated with Colonel Sutherland and the Dixon Center to address the needs of returning veterans and their families. The purpose of the forum was to initiate collaboration among social service agencies and community leaders.
Kimberly Mitchell, Deputy Director of the Dixon Center, was a guest on Indy Style that morning and spoke of the need for services for veterans and their families.
Easter Seals Crossroads was featured in the Giving Guide 2012 - a supplemental pull-out of the Indianapolis Business Journal. View our 2-page spread, which highlights our services and programs.
Comcast has given National Easter Seals the opportunity to feature Make the First Five Count in its advertising for October, November and December 2012. View the PSA.
Bruce Schnaith and Marjorie Mansfield from Crossroads' Employment Division appeared on Indy Style on September 12 to discuss services and the fact that October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month - a Department of Labor initiative that promotes the benefits of an inclusive and diverse workforce. Watch the clip.
Participants in the Adult Day Fall Festival held at Easter Seals Crossroads on September 17 enjoyed a special appearance from Pacers' George Hill.
Col. Sutherland spoke at the American Legion Leadership Conference on August 3. www.legion.org/membership/211589/capacity-greatness. He will return on January 22, 2013, to speak to the Rotary Club of Indianapolis in support of a National and local Veterans’ outreach initiative.
Our 2013 Business Lunch speakers – Emma Preuschl and Nick Springer – have been busy overseas participating in the London Paralympics. Both have received press about their journey for the gold.
o Paralympic Rugby Champion Nick Springer going for 9th Gold Medal –People Magazine www.people.com/people/article/0,,20624599,00.html
o Wheels Up for London – Nick Springer
Vanity Fair www.vanityfair.com/culture/2012/09/nick-springer-rugby-olympics
o GE sends shout outs to Emma Preuschl, who is a dietician for the GE Aviation team, at http://blog.adeccousa.com/u-s-paralympic-rower-emma-preuschl-and-the-team-usa-career-program/
o Background story of Emma Preuschl at http://newsok.com/preuschl-johnson-to-row-for-gold-in-paralympics/article/3704301
Assistive Technology Services
Indy Style on August 16, 2012, featured Assistive Technology
Brian Norton presented useful tools for the classroom at http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/indy_style/tech/assistive-technology
Project SEARCH / Indiana
WFYI’s American Graduate Series’ August segment featured Project Search East students and Keith Fox in an interview with Jo Ann Klooz. This American Graduate segment follows Indianapolis high school graduates with developmental disabilities and the innovative job and life skill training through Project Search.
Formstack, an Indianapolis based tech company, selected and highlighted Easter Seals Crossroads as their June Community Partner. http://blog.formstack.com/2012/06/01/community-partner-easter-seals-crossroads/
Easter Seals Crossroads is well represented at Victory Field on a large banner. Periodic scoreboard ads featuring Easter Seals Crossroads are also shown during the games.
Suzanne Pritchard and driver evaluation and training consumer R.D. Reed shared information about Crossroads’ program on the July 16 Indy Style. Check it out at www.wishtv.com/dpp/indy_style/in_indy_now/driver-evaluation-and-training.
Danielle, Channel 23’s Face of Indy, spent the afternoon of July 13 at Easter Seals Crossroads’ Lose the Training Wheels at Perry Park. Her afternoon at Lose the Training Wheels was later mentioned on the Indy Style show. www.eastersealscrossroads.org/blog/2012/july/independence-on-two-wheels
As a part of My Indy’s search for their 2013 Face of Indy spokesperson, the five finalists conducted a number of events to raise charitable contributions for Easter Seals Crossroads. Last week, the hopeful Face of Indy candidates had a day of paintball fun at Paintball Indiana and a celebrity bartending Friday night at Cadillac Ranch. Easter Seals Crossroads has been mentioned on Indy Style several times during this month of promotional events.
Inside Indiana covered the Mayor’s Advisory Council on Disability Access and Inclusion Ceremony on July 26 where the James Pauley Lifetime Service Award was presented to James Vento. http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/newsitem.asp?id=54853.
Scott Fogo appeared on National Public Radio - WFYI's American Graduate segment - on June 25 to highlight the Make the First Five Count initiative.
Timed with Father's Day, Easter Seals Crossroads in conjunction with Easter Seals National promoted wearing the Make the First Five Count bow tie on June 15. Our bow tie made appearances on local celebrities all over the city, including Chuck Lofton from WTHR who wore his on Sunrise on June 15!
Dr. Gwen Martin (Autism Services Manager - Easter Seals Crossroads) was quoted in a June 15 Indianapolis Star article about the Fathers and Families Center Face of Fatherhood event. Tim Parks - an award recipient and one of our Easter Seals Crossroads family member - was featured in the story.
Curtiss Quirin (COO - Crossroads Industrial Services, a division of Easter Seals Crossroads) was featured on Indy Style on Flag Day - June 14. He highlighted our Department of Defense partnership and spoke of employment opportunities at the facility.
Easter Seals Crossroads participated in PBS Kids in the Park on Saturday, June 9. We highlighted our Make the First Five count national initiative. Our tent featured games and activities in a terrific shaded area where parents could rest and enjoy watching their kids play in our interactive play area.
TapN'Run was held on June 9 with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Easter Seals Crossroads. The event was held in Broad Ripple and the 1,800 runners and 70+ volunteers thoroughly enjoyed the event, which provided a community awareness opportunity for Easter Seals Crossroads.
Scott Fogo and Dr. Gwen Martin from Easter Seals Crossroads promoted summer camps and behavioral services when featured on WISH-TV's Indy Style on May 16, 2012
On May 2, the Presidents Roundtable meeting presentation was held at Easter Seals Crossroads. The Roundtable brings together the leaders from Central Indiana's civic and service organizations, including our own Crossroads Guild. The other entities included Christamore Guild, Day Nursery Auxiliary, the ISO Association, Junior League, Methodist Hospital Task Core, St. Margaret's Guild and the Mayor's Office. More than 60 organization representatives attended.
Scott Fogo announces Easter Seals' Make the First Five Count initiative on an Indy Style segment on April 26 during the Week of the Young Child.
Easter Seals Crossroads partnered with the Indianapolis Repertory Theatre for the run of The Miracle Worker, resulting in a donation from a portion of ticket sales from the April 20 performance.
Crossroads Industrial Services - Curtiss Quirin, Chief Operating Officer
speaker at the Small Business Social Innovation in American Society conference (US Chamber BCLC) on April 17.
Crossroads Industrial Services - Curtiss Quirin, Chief Operating Officer
featured on Inside Indiana with Barbara Lewis
J.R. Martinez - speaker at 51st Annual Business Lunch
with RTV6, Grace Trahan