Elevating all abilities.

Everyone deserves to live their best life and to be treated equally with respect and dignity.

Kristi, Devyn and Tanya smiling at an Easterseals VT recruiting event.

Our Mission

We provide plans of care comprised of thoughtfully integrated services that help those with varied abilities live, learn, work, and play throughout their lifetimes.

8

service areas offering program and resources for children and youth, young adults, adults, and older adults.

2,008

people served across 8 service areas in 2023 in Vermont.

$8,099,085

in free and reduced services in 2023 (including NH).

Services and Resources

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Our Programs

Child & Family Support Services

Easterseals VT empowers and assists parents and children to improve their lives. At the heart of all we do is our belief that families can, with sufficient assistance, address their challenges and create safety and well-being within their lives.

Otto holding his mom and dads hands walking in the grass.

Donate

Your generosity helps Easterseals VT provide help, hope and answers to people living with special needs and disabilities and the families who love them.

Gallery of photos taken from the 2023 Easterseals VT Over the Edge Event

Get Involved

With over 50 million Americans living with disabilities, our work is far from complete. We encourage you to help us call attention to the experience of people with disabilities, and to raise awareness of and advocate for the services they need to live, learn, work and play in their communities.

July 20, 2024 | 9:00 pm

Over the Edge

455 North Main Street, Barre, VT

By supporting Over the Edge this year, you will be providing Easterseals VT with the opportunity to continue their work towards their mission to support our VT children and their families.

News and Stories

  • February 14, 2024 | Press Release

    Easterseals NH & VT Appoints Linda Uliva James of White River Junction to Board

    Manchester, NH, February 12, 2024– Easterseals NH & VT has appointed Linda Uliva James to the Board of Directors. James was most recently the Policy and Operations Manager for the Vermont Department for Children and Families.

  • January 30, 2024 | Stories

    Being There for Dawn & Kayden 

    Seven years ago, Dawn was posed with the biggest decision of her life when her son’s ex-girlfriend approached her, telling her she was pregnant and unsure what to do unless Dawn wanted to adopt the child. Dawn was her grandchild’s only hope, with neither parent able to care for him at that time.

  • Kearstyn holding her daughter outdoors.

    December 19, 2023 | Stories

    Hard Work and Determination Pay Off

    When Kearstyn was referred to Easterseals Vermont by the Department of Family Services, she was a new mom juggling an extreme set of circumstances. Her substance use was putting custody of her infant daughter, Armani, at risk. Her case was in family court. What Kearstyn did next would make all the difference in keeping them together.

Young smiling interracial family standing on wooden bridge, while father pointing somewhere into the forest

Together, we are building a strong and unified community of care that creates opportunities and offers equitable access to services for thousands of individuals and families.