Yesterday, the Easter Seals’ Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Intergenerational Center hosted the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to announce its new partnership with Easter Seals — who’ll work with VA to provide a Program of Comprehensive Support throughout the country to family caregivers of Veterans.

In the United States, Easter Seals is the leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical and mental disabilities, and other special needs. For more than 90 years, we have been offering help, hope and answers to children and adults living with disabilities, and to the families who love them.

We’ve been serving active military, Veterans, and their families and caregivers for years, now supporting the brave men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan – numbering more than 2.2 million – as they face new obstacles integrating back into employment and community Easter Seals and VA Leaderslife.

Easter Seals is proud to share our expertise and knowledge about care giving with family caregivers who are taking care of loved ones who returned home with disabilities after their post-9/11 service to our nation. We know these families truly need our support and we are honored to help.

It is urgent caregivers know about this program so they can get help now. They need to register, send in their paperwork and get involved in the caregiver training so one more day doesn’t go by without them getting the support they need–including a stipend to help struggling caregivers.

Photo of James WilliamsJames E. Williams, Jr., is Easter Seals President and Chief Executive Officer, serving in that role since 1990.




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Published on May. 10, 2011

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  1. Dan May 12, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Would it be so difficult to expand their (Easter Seals) help to pre 9/11 veteran caregivers?

    I have a good friend that is the sole caregiver to her 92 year old WWII veteran grandfather. She cleans his house, shops, orders medicine, takes him to his doctor appointments, etc. In addition, she is a single mom, with a teenage son and daughter and works full time.

    She is terribly stressed, receives no financial support and no emotional support as a caregiver.

    This is not to mention the all the other WWII, Korean, Vietnam and GWI veteran caregivers that were so cruelly left out of this legislation.

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