Easterseals celebrates 100th anniversary providing services, education, support for individuals with disabilities

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Easterseals, a nonprofit organization that aims to change the way the world defines and views disability by making profound and positive differences in people’s lives each day, is celebrating their 100th anniversary this year.

As a trusted resource for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, Easterseals reaches to communities across the county with 71 locations, including Easterseals Midwest.

“Easterseals has a well-defined mission to make a difference in the lives of our program participants, their families and communities by equipping each person we support with the tools they need to live a vibrant, confident and independent life,” Wendy Sullivan, Easterseals Midwest CEO, said.

Easterseals Midwest offices include St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbia, Joplin, Springfield and Cape Girardeau. At these offices, Offices in the midwest provide support to over 5,000 Missourians with disabilities each year.

The nonprofit organization provides unique and inclusive services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as their families. These services include autism support, employment services, community living services and an early-childhood program, located in Kansas City.

Easterseals Midwest currently employs an estimate of 2,000 employees who deliver services through the four divisions.