TANGO Member Showcase - September 2021
Easterseals of Greater Waterbury
Easterseals is a nonprofit organization that provides programs and services to individuals with disabilities. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive organization and empower people of all ages and abilities to be full and equal participants in their communities. Our high quality programs and services provided throughout Greater Waterbury, Central and Northwest CT communities, include school readiness education, early intervention, rehabilitation services, vocational services, behavior therapy and audiology services.
Services We Provide
- Birth to Three services
- Center for Better Hearing (Southbury. Waterbury, Meriden)
- Driver Assessment Program
- Driver Training Program
- Low Vision Program
- Medical Rehabilitation
- Children’s Academy/Children’s Center
Easterseals of Greater Waterbury Accomplishments
Easterseals of Greater Waterbury has provided direct services for 4555 individuals last year. Easterseals programs stretch well beyond individuals served directly, touching the lives of parents, family members and friends. This year, 127 children graduated from our Children’s Academies and Children’s Center and will start Kindergarten in the fall. We have been very involved on a legislative level by testifying in front of Connecticut legislators and advocating for non-profit providers as well as holding virtual meetings to inform our legislators how important it is to provide funding to non-profits. We have expanded our driver assessment program to include Driver Training. This new program provides training on adaptive equipment for individuals who have gone through the Driver Assessment program and need adaptive equipment in their vehicles in order to drive independently. Our leaders are very involved in our local community engaging in over 130 community-based events. Although still largely virtual, leaders are participating in advocacy, education, promotion of Easterseals as well as sitting on community-based Boards, Easterseals National Affinity groups, Statewide working groups and more.
TANGO’s Impact on Easterseals of Greater Waterbury
Easterseals has attended various TANGO’s educational and networking events which have provided our staff with the appropriate tools and resources needed to enhance our mission. These educational and networking events allow not for profits like Easterseals, access to information at low or no cost. Tango’s vendor partners are a tremendous resource as well.