Watch your heads — we’re raising the ceiling

To a parent, a child is everything. Each child is hope for the future, not just for one family, but for the entire community. Finding out last week that as many as one in 88 children who were 8 years old in 2008 had an autism spectrum diagnosis just reinforced our commitment to work hard to see that individuals with autism can achieve the best outcomes in life.

Too often, we define the opportunities people have. To me that is limiting. Here at Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin, we believe in unlimited possibilities for our kids, and our new message “Easter Seals connecting children to a world of possibilities” is our commitment to raising the ceiling in each child’s life, which raises the ceiling on our future as a community.

Like so many other Easter Seals affiliates across the country, our autism services at Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin grow with the children we serve. Autism services do not end once a child reaches a certain age — we offer an array of therapeutic and recreational programs for children and families throughout their lives.

We are fortunate to have corporate and individual support in opening up these possibilities to our kids and individuals we serve of all ages. Many are taking part in very tangible ways by supporting our April Act for Autism campaign to raise awareness and educate people on early symptoms of autism.

Nearly a dozen businesses across Southeast Wisconsin, including our national partner CVS Caremark, have joined us to raise awareness and money to help children and families living with autism by selling autism awareness pins created right here at our Workforce Training Center. Throughout the month of April we’re featuring fun and engaging activities to make others aware of the many ways our autism services open up new worlds of possibilities.


Comments may not reflect Easterseals' policies or positions.

Please read our community guidelines when posting comments.

Leave a Reply