The Women's Journal

Easterseals – A Lifetime Of Services

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By Natalie Scott

Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore is an indispensable resource for exceptional services for children and adults with disabilities! It’s very likely that you or someone you know has been touched by the myriad of services and support offered by Easterseals.


At Easterseals, services are designed to meet the needs of individuals throughout their lifespan. From children’s therapies, to adult day services, to employment training and support, to services for caregivers, Easterseals is there to help people with disabilities find and live out their full potential. They are the “go to” place for caregivers to find support and for families to find the answers they need to meet life’s challenges.

As the number one provider of Children’s Therapy services in Delaware, Easterseals helps children meet milestones and surpass all the limits others may put on them. Under the care and guidance of Easterseals’ skilled speech, occupational and physical therapists, children and their families are supported and empowered as they face the unknown. During the pandemic, Easteresals’ therapists reacted quickly, transitioning in-person services into therapy sessions done through Teletherapy so the needs of the children and families who depend on the services continued to be met. Though in-person services have resumed, Teletherapy remains a part of the program. 

Easterseals’ services go far beyond children’s services. Services for adults with intellectual disabilities are provided in New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties in Delaware, and include a Life Skills program, Pre-vocational services or Supported Employment options. Through these services, participants are able to stay engaged in their community through activities or pre-vocational training. Or, they can choose the Supported Employment services which helps them find a meaningful job with competitive wages. With Easterseals support, many Supported Employees continued to work through the pandemic as they were considered essential workers. 

Adults with physical disabilities, including veterans and seniors, enjoy their days in Easterseals adult day program, where lifelong friendships are formed. Participants can choose to take part in a multitude of activities throughout the day. Specialized Memory Care services for those individuals living with dementia or Alzheimer’s also are provided.

Caregivers are not forgotten at Easterseals! The Community Outreach Program offers valuable resources for caregivers as well as access to assistive technology, support groups, training and information and case management. In addition, small grants are available for caregivers to provide respite, or a break, from the constant demands of caregiving. 

Easterseals Camp Fairlee provides a break to caregivers while providing adventure and independence to the children and adults who attend. Campers often work on independent living skills during their time away from home. While their loved one is away at camp, families and caregivers can relax knowing their child is in capable hands and enjoying themselves. Although Camp Fairlee was operating at half the capacity due to restrictions and staffing issues, they continued to provide these important services to over 200 campers during this past summer. 

Through the entire life spectrum, people with disabilities and their families can rely on Easterseals for solutions and support when they need it most. 

Easterseals Kent County center is located at 100 Enterprise Place, Suite 1, Dover, DE 19904

Easterseals in New Castle County is located at 61 Corporate Circle, New Castle, DE 19720

Please visit our website and see all of our services for people of all ages and abilities: