Easter Seals New Hampshire: 75 years of inspiring hope & independence



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Organized and incorporated by New Hampshire's first orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ezra Jones and businessman Harry Allen Gregg in 1936, Easter Seals was originally known as the New Hampshire Society for Crippled Children. Easter Seals has come a long way since then and is currently celebrating 75 years of developing a strong community presence and playing an instrumental role in establishing the industry standard of care for health and social services in New Hampshire. In the last 75 years, Easter Seals NH has grown to serve children, adults and seniors and is now the leading provider of services for individuals with disabilities and special needs in New Hampshire.Today's programs include autism services, inclusive child care and early intervention, special education, medical rehabilitation, camping and recreation, vocational services, senior services, substance abuse services, communitybased services, individual service options, adult day programs, transportation services, residential service options, dental and veterans services.We are always there, meeting the most difficult challenges, creating innovative programs, and delivering critical services that benefit the entire family. We provide help, hope and answers so people with special needs can live more independent lives.We understand that independence means something different to each person we serve - a child taking his or her first steps, a camper swimming at camp, a student graduating from high school, an adult successfully landing his or her first job, a returning veteran taking care of family, a senior having transportation to doctor appointments. Everyone who comes to Easter Seals comes with unique needs and it is our goal to work directly with each individual and family to develop a plan that will ensure happiness and independence.Easter Seals NH employs nearly 1,400 individuals who provide services to nearly 23,000 children, adults and seniors in over 60 programs in 23 locations. Last year Easter Seals NH provided over $4.1 million in free and subsidized services to people in need across the state."Our history of looking for unmet community needs has resulted in a vast array of services for children, adults and seniors with disabilities and special needs," said Larry Gammon, President and CEO Easter Seals NH. "We have the reputation of being willing to take a chance to start a program based on a known gap in services, and we're very proud of that. Our mission is to provide exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work, and play in their communities."Thank you to our friends and supporters across New Hampshire! It has been an honor for us to serve neighbors across the state with disabilities and special needs for 75 years!Easter Seals New Hampshire 555 Auburn Street, Manchester, NH 03103 603.623.8863 www.eastersealsnh.org

 

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