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FAQ


What does Easterseals Bay Area do?

For over 90 years, Easterseals Bay Area has been leading the way to ensure individuals and families affected by disabilities can live, learn, work, and play to their full potential. Easterseals Bay Area has a specific expertise in providing services for individuals and families affected by autism, including consultation, early intervention, school-based, social skills and therapeutic services. The organization also runs the highly regarded Kaleidoscope After-School program in the Tri-Valley area for youth ages 5 to 22 with disabilities and developmental delays.

Easterseals Bay Area is especially focused on individuals and families in the Bay Area affected by autism and other developmental disabilities. The following are the key services the organization provides to children with disabilities and their loved ones:

What is your primary mission?

Easterseals Bay Area is leading the way to ensure individuals and families affected by disabilities can live, learn, work and play to their full potential. The organization is especially focused on individuals and families in the Bay Area affected by autism.

Does Easterseals Bay Area only serve people in low-income groups?

People of all income groups avail themselves of services at Easterseals Bay Area.

Are you a Christian charity?

Easterseals Bay Area is a non-religious, non-political, not-for-profit, 501-c-3 non-profit organization.

What areas do you serve?

Easterseals Bay Area provides services in 24 counties in Northern California. We also have affiliate agreements to provide services in Central and Southern California.

Is Easterseals Bay Area a national organization?

Easterseals Bay Area is an affiliate of Easterseals, Inc., which serves more than a million people through a nationwide network of affiliates serving each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. There are currently 132 Easterseals affiliates which operate nearly 500 program service sites. As a local affiliate, Easterseals Bay Area benefits from having a nationally-recognizable brand and mission. All funds raised by Easterseals Bay Area stay in the Bay Area and are used to directly support key services and programs.

How are Easterseals Bay Area services funded?

Easterseals Bay Area services are funded by a variety of sources, public and private.