Easter Seals on the State of the Union Address

“Real opportunity requires every American to get the education and training they need to land a good-paying job.” —President Obama

POTUS seal with eagleEaster Seals couldn’t agree more with this statement by President Obama in last night’s State of the Union Address.

One essential element in real opportunity is high-quality early education. Easter Seals, the nation’s leading provider of inclusive early education, where children with and without disabilities learn and grow together, is a proud partner for millions of families of young children. We know all young children have great potential, and with the rights supports as early in life as possible, they will lead meaningful and productive lives of their choosing, contributing to their communities.

We hope all policy makers will embrace early education as a priority. Parents need information about the progress their child is making in all areas of development – whether language, physical or social-emotional development. Early identification of developmental delays or disabilities can make the difference between a life of independence and a life of dependence. That’s why we offer a free online screening tool to help guide parents through life’s earliest milestones.

Easter Seals thanks President Obama for his continued advocacy on behalf of our nation’s youngest children. We will continue to work with policy makers from all political parties at all levels of government to ensure all children get a great start in life.



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  3. Beth Finke Says:

    Anne, James & Vince — thank you for these kind comments. You are all so right, we have a lot more in common with each other than we sometimes acknowledge.

  4. Anne Says:

    Thank you President Obama! Thank you Easter Seals!

  5. James farmer Says:

    The fowl language and response from what said shows that some people have no compassion for those who are less fortunate. It’s clear to me that the words spoken by our clear, the equal rights should given to all people regardless of their disability. If we could show more love and compassion for one another by relating to one another instead of differences we all have the same blood in our bodies regardless of what one sees on the outside

  6. Vince Adams Says:

    Great. I agree!

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