CHICAGO, March 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Six women who are influencers and advocates for disabled individuals from across the country united today in supporting Easterseals, an organization that for more than 100 years has been providing exceptional services, education, outreach and advocacy so people with disabilities can live, learn, work and thrive in their communities.
A sounding board on meaningful issues and human stories of the disability movement, the Easterseals Ambassadors will play a prominent role in raising awareness of Easterseals' programs for parents, caregivers, veterans and persons with disabilities.
Each Easterseals Ambassador is an influencer and tireless advocate for individuals with disabilities. They will share stories that reflect their extraordinary lifestyles, amplifying their messages of equity and hope to millions of social media followers.
"People of all abilities should be able to live the life of their choosing, and the Easterseals Ambassadors are a phenomenal group of women with diverse backgrounds and remarkable accomplishments," said Easterseals President and CEO Angela F. Williams. "We are so excited and honored to share their inspiring stories as they collaborate with Easterseals to advocate for the disability community in our shared purpose to change the way the world defines and views disability."
Meet the Easterseals Ambassadors
The Easterseals Ambassadors will be partners in Williams' advocacy on access to education, health care and employment. They live bold, transcendent lives that inspire and mobilize an activist generation:
Easterseals Ambassadors also will draw attention to the organization's nationwide disability initiatives. This year, Easterseals established its Black Child Fund to close gaps in childcare, education and healthcare equity that have widened throughout the pandemic. Easterseals also recently introduced a new advocacy program, All In, to encourage and guide employment of people with disabilities, as well as their inclusion and representation in marketing given that 1 in 4 people today are living with disability.
Driven by its purpose to change the way the world defines and views disability, Easterseals makes profound, positive differences in the lives of people with disabilities every day through its life-changing services and powerful advocacy. For more than 100 years, Easterseals has been an indispensable resource for children and adults with disabilities, veterans, seniors, their families and their communities. Together, its national network of 67 affiliates serves 1.5 million people annually through high-quality community- and home-based services that include early intervention; autism services; workforce development programs; medical rehabilitation, including physical, occupational and speech therapies; behavioral health services; adult day programs; and much more. In schools, workplaces, and communities, Easterseals is fostering environments where everyone is included and valued – making a real and positive impact on us all. Join us in ensuring that everyone – regardless of age or ability – is 100% included and 100% empowered to reach their potential and participate in society. Learn more at www.easterseals.com.
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