Easterseals HQ

all abilities. limitless possibilities.

aka Easterseals   |   Chicago, IL   |  http://www.easterseals.com

Mission

To lead the way to 100% equity, inclusion, and access for people with disabilities, families and communities.

Ruling year info

1944

Interim President and CEO

Mark Hechinger

Main address

141 W Jackson Blvd Suite 1400A

Chicago, IL 60604 USA

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EIN

36-2171729

NTEE code info

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

therapy, training, education and support services

Easterseals is leading the way to full equity, inclusion, and access through life-changing disability and community services.

For more than 100 years, we have worked tirelessly with our partners to enhance quality of life and expand local access to healthcare, education, and employment opportunities. And we won’t rest until every one of us is valued, respected, and accepted.

Through our national network of affiliates, Easterseals provides essential services and on-the-ground supports to more than 1.5 million people each year — from early childhood programs for the critical first five years, to autism services, to medical rehabilitation and employment programs, to veterans’ services, and more. Our public education, policy, and advocacy initiatives positively shape perceptions and address the urgent and evolving needs of the one in four Americans living with disabilities today.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Children and youth
Adults
Caregivers
Families

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our vision is to build a world where all people with disabilities and their families are equal in every way, and can realize their goals, dreams and aspirations. Our mission is to provide exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. Easterseals strives to lead the effort to assure that 2.5 million young children at risk for disability or developmental delay are identified and receive the early intervention services they need to be ready to learn in school and succeed in their lives. Provide services and supports to assure that youth with disabilities transition from school. Provide employment programs to guarantee that 65 percent of adults with disabilities in Easterseals workforce development programs secure meaningful employment.

Easterseals headquarters offers leadership and expertise, and partners with Easterseals affiliates and other organizations to create solutions that improve the lives of children and adults with disabilities and their families. To make our vision a reality, Easterseals leads the development of new programs, identifying unmet and emerging needs in collaboration with our affiliates. Our effective, long-term planning process, in concert with our affiliates and partners, strengthens our brand, expands our services, attracts new stakeholders and increases philanthropic support for our services and advocacy efforts. Easterseals plays a key role, providing insight and expertise to policy makers, and leading and participating in professional organizations, strategic alliances and coalitions as service providers and advocates for people living with disabilities. Easterseals headquarters facilitates and assures expert consultation, knowledge sharing, and training on how to implement sustainable and evidence-based service delivery throughout the organization. Partnering with government, corporations, foundations and individuals to provide funding for disability services and supports Easterseals leverages its resources to provide cost-effective programs and services.

Easterseals' 32,000 headquarters and affiliate staff provide state-of-the-art, person-centered therapy and support services for more than 1.5 million children and adults with disabilities and their families each year. Easterseals network of 75 affiliate organizations and its volunteer leaders, who serve as board members and advisers to Easterseals, are dedicated to providing services and support for people living with disabilities in their communities. A 95+ year history of shared commitment to Easterseals' mission and values that seek to include and support people living with disabilities in every community. Easterseals is respected nationally as an advocate for people with disabilities, and works in concert with nonprofit and disability organizations to advise policy makers and assure that legislation and funding provide for the needs of people living with disabilities. Easterseals enjoys a strong base of financial support - with funding for programs and services from government, corporations, foundations, and individuals. Easterseals is a top tier brand, recognized as a ""trusted expert"" by consumers, donors, and the people who receive our services. Easterseals is accountable to our stakeholders and donors, who continue to provide a strong base of support.

For nearly 100 years, Easterseals has been changing the way the world defines and views disabilities. We make profound, positive differences in people's lives every day.

Now more than ever, the challenges in the disability community are more complex and the definition of disability is broad, going beyond physical conditions to include invisible, emotional, social and educational challenges. The work we do every day is redefining disabilities for the 21st century and changing the way the world defines and views disabilities by making positive and profound differences in people's lives every day.

Easterseals is you, me, all of us taking on disability together.

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Operations

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Easterseals

Board of directors
as of 12/1/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Nancy Goguen

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No