Carving a Career Path with Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS)

When Dwana Back thinks about the impact of Easterseals Crossroads’ Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS), she recalls one high school student who found his passion through the program. “He was feeling lost before graduation, and he lacked support at home,” said Back, the manager of Pre-ETS at Easterseals. “One of our career coaches helped spark his […]

Inclusion Drives Innovation

Inclusion drives innovation. A prime example of this concept lies in the story of Internet pioneer Vinton Cerf. Despite his hearing loss and difficulty speaking, Cerf found himself heavily involved in communications with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in the ’70s. His frustration with verbal communication — and his colleagues’ openness to alternatives — […]

Easter Seals Crossroads: What we do and how you can help!

Easter Seals Crossroads is dedicated to serving our community in a myriad of ways.  Please take a few moments to view the following video demonstrating all the amazing things we do every day! Overview of Easter Seals Crossroads: Easter Seals Crossroads responds to the many adults and children with disabilities, special needs and challenges who […]

Disabilities and Employment: Expect. Employ. Empower.

Did you know that October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)?  NDEAM is a favorable time to educate Americans about “disability employment issues and to celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.” Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy, Kathy Martinez stated: “We all have a role to play […]

National APSE Conference to Feature Student Track on Employment

For 25 years, the Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst (APSE) has promoted the advancement of integrated employment for individuals with disabilities. Join APSE from June 25 to June 27 at their national conference in Indianapolis! This year’s theme is “Race to Success: Employment Comes in First!” Sessions include state-of-the-art practices in integrated employment, transition, public […]

Transition Skills Program at Easter Seals Crossroads

The Adult Day Services at Easter Seals Crossroads in Indiana is offering a transition skills program for adults with autism or developmental disabilities. Individuals who will benefit from Transitional Skills programming should meet the following criteria: Must be at least 18 years of age Must not be a “flight” risk Must not demonstrate behaviors that […]