Katie Harris

Americans with Disabilities Act Achieves 30 Years

On July 26, 2020, the Americans with Disabilities Act is achieving its 30-year anniversary. This reach of this civil rights law has the ability to affect all of us at some point in our lives. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 25.6 percent of adults in the US have some type of disability; that… Read more Americans with Disabilities Act Achieves 30 Years

Intro to Special Education Services

submitted by Tracy Gale, PsyD, HSPP, and Emmaleigh Badeaux, MA, LMHC, Easterseals Crossroads  In Indiana, children with disabilities ages 3 to 22 are eligible to receive special education services through their local public school. These services may include speech, occupational, and physical therapies, as well as academic supports. The first step in accessing special education services is to request an educational evaluation. During this evaluation, a team of specialists will gather information to determine if your child… Read more Intro to Special Education Services

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Social Growth During Social Distancing

submitted by Tracy Gale, PsyD, HSPP, and Emmaleigh Badeaux, MA, LMHC, Easterseals Crossroads  During this time of social distancing, have you found yourself missing play dates? Our children are missing them, too! Here are some strategies to satisfy their social cravings while also increasing their social skills: Be intentional about playing with your child. Remove technology from… Read more Social Growth During Social Distancing

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Document Management Solutions

Crossroads Industrial Services operates as the social enterprise division of Easterseals Crossroads offering a full-range of custom solutions for businesses in our community. The enterprise employs individuals with disabilities; in fact, 75% of its workforce includes people who have disabilities. Profits generated from the division support services at Easterseals Crossroads, creating an innovative, full-circle model of… Read more Document Management Solutions

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A Family’s Experience with Telehealth Physical Therapy

AnneMarie, our manager of community relations and events at Easterseals Crossroads, and her daughter Ali are currently utilizing telehealth appointments for pediatric physical therapy sessions. Read on to learn about their experiences relating to physical therapy, telehealth appointments during COVID-19, family involvement, goals and future plans. You and your daughter Ali have used Easterseals Crossroads… Read more A Family’s Experience with Telehealth Physical Therapy

Service Update

Update as of May 26, 2020 While most of our program areas are still temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Easterseals Crossroads is currently accepting appointments in specific service areas. If you need to make an appointment or gain information regarding services currently available, please contact us. We will forward your request to a… Read more Service Update

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Financial Planning Webinars

Easterseals Crossroads has partnered with JPMorgan Chase to host a free two-part Webinar Speaker Series to share the latest employment and financial services available to individuals living with disability. The target audience for this series includes adults who are living with disability, parents/caregivers of transition-age adolescents/young adults with a disability, employment service professionals and social workers.… Read more Financial Planning Webinars