Who We Are
About Easter Seals Western and Central Pennsylvania
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History of Easter Seals Western and Central PA
Easter Seals Western PA and Easter Seals Central PA merged as one affiliate during the Summer of 2013. As a newly merged organization, Easter Seals Western and Central PA serves approximately 10,000 individuals throughout 47-counties in western and central Pennsylvania.
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The Story of Easter Seals
Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for more than 80 years. Whether helping someone improve physical mobility, return to work or simply gain greater independence for everyday living, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals.
Tragedy Leads to Inspiration
The Birth of the Seal
The lily -- a symbol of spring -- was officially incorporated as Easter Seals' logo in 1952 for its association with resurrection and new life and has appeared on each seal since.
Easter Seals Emerges
Easter Seals Today
Primary Easter Seals services include:
Easter Seals also advocates for the passage of legislation to help people with disabilities achieve independence, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Passed in 1990, the ADA prohibits discrimination against anyone who has a mental or physical disability, guaranteeing the civil rights of people with disabilities.
At the core of the Easter Seals organization is a common passion for caring, shared by its 13,000 staff members and thousands of volunteers, and by those who support its mission. This heart-felt commitment to helping people with disabilities and their families is what Easter Seals is all about.