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Rappelling down a building can be a challenge. To keep you motivated, we are sharing the stories of those that you are helping support who are participating in Easterseals Michigan programs and services.



Silas, age 5, is a Child Ambassador for Over The Edge. Silas has Down Syndrome and lives with his dad, Jon, his mom, Heather, and his brother, Max, in East Grand Rapids. He loves reading with dad, dancing and singing with mom, and playing hide and seek with his brother. His fine motor skills were extremely delayed, and he needed private therapy. The family chose Easterseals Michigan Children's Developmental Therapy Services, which offer speech, language, occupational and sensory integration therapies. Because of Silas' progress, his parents are staying in the program, and feel Easterseals Michigan will play a pivotal role with Silas in the years to come.





About Easterseals Michigan

For nearly a century, Easterseals Michigan (ESM) has empowered extraordinary individuals to live more independent lives. Our story has evolved over time, but our purpose remains the same — to help people with behavioral, physical or develop mental challenges. In West Michigan, we offer occupational, speech and language therapy, summer respite and fun day camps for children with autism, sensory integration disorders or other special needs. We also offer home based behavioral health services and case management. For older adults, we offer independent living and caring for caregiver programs as well as our Senior Reach program. Easterseals Michigan AgrAbility, in partnership with the Michigan State University Extension, provides direct services to farmers with injuries, illnesses or aging conditions so they can continue the occupation and lifestyle they love. Furthermore, through a new partnership, and a generous grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, we are also implementing a program that is allowing us to provide early intervention and assessments to youth who have experienced trauma in their lives. We are pleased to offer this LUNA model to people throughout Michigan.

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