Owen is two years old and has been diagnosed with a global developmental delay. He has a wonderful sense of humor and his laugh is contagious. Owen and his family have been very fortunate to be with Easter Seals’ Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) program since he was eight months old. His amazing team of therapists have been there to push him to be his best and celebrate every milestone. The ECI team has been wonderful in not only working with Owen, but his entire support system – parents, sisters, and teachers at school – are included in developing ways to motivate Owen to reach his milestones. He has made great progress (on his own time) and always kept a smile. Owen and his family continue to celebrate daily and weekly milestones that are undoubtedly, in no small part, made possible by the support of the Easter Seals team.
Layton is an active seven-year-old who is always smiling! At two years old, Layton's family was told by a doctor that he may never talk. At that time, they were referred to Easter Seals' BridgingApps program. They did not have a diagnosis and were extremely frustrated feeling they were at a loss of how to help Layton live, thrive and enjoy life. With the perseverance, dedication and expertise of Layton's speech therapist, occupational therapist and physical therapist at Easter Seals, they were able to get a diagnosis of Apraxia of speech, Sensory Processing disorder and Hypotonia. Five years after becoming a part of the Easter Seals family, Layton is now talking, running and enjoying life to its fullest!