COVID-19 has presented many challenges in our world, our country and our community. In response to the challenges, Easterseals Crossroads has created opportunities to meet the needs for independence presented to us. We know that our community needs us now and will continue to need us more than ever as we progress through this pandemic.
Independence through Children’s Therapy
When presented with the challenge of how to keep our pediatric therapy and autism services programs safe and available for our families, we found opportunities through telehealth appointments.
We have grown to over 550 appointments each month and will continue to offer this option for families when possible so that their children can maximize independence as they grow, live and learn.
Independence through Employment
When presented with the challenge of how to keep our employment and veteran programs safe and accessible for the 3,588 people who need us, we found opportunities within our community through our creative staff.
Our Project SEARCH collaborative program for final year high school students celebrated program completion with a remote end-of-year celebration. The program maximized independence for its interns with a remarkable employment outcome of 75% competitive employment placement in our community.