Meet Crista and Caitlin

contributed by Crista McIntosh, Document Services Manager, Crossroads Industrial Services Crista has worked for Easterseals Crossroads for 17 years in a number of roles including, job coach, project manager and grant work within transition services for high school students. She is currently the Document Services Manager for Crossroads Industrial Services. Caitlin has participated in various… Read more Meet Crista and Caitlin

Volunteer Opportunities

Our Employment Services Division is seeking volunteers who can assist individuals with disabilities in the career exploration process. Volunteers are needed to share information about their occupation or business. Specific activities can include virtual informational interviews or virtual tours. For individuals who have identified a career objective, we are seeking volunteers who can assist with virtual practice… Read more Volunteer Opportunities

Project SEARCH Indiana begins New Program Year

Project SEARCH at Community Hospital North and Community Hospital East as well as the CHIPS Community Hospital South program are all up and running. Community Hospital North has 13 interns; Community Hospital East has 14 interns; and Community Hospital South has 5 interns. For the first few weeks, participants are in class to learn all… Read more Project SEARCH Indiana begins New Program Year

Shop and Donate

Are you an Amazon shopper? Easterseals Crossroads can benefit from every purchase you make at Amazon.com. Look for Crossroads Rehabilitation Center, Inc., which is our legal name, as your charity of choice on http://smile.amazon.com. Once you are logged in to your Amazon.com account, 0.5 percent of your purchases will be routed to Easterseals Crossroads. If you… Read more Shop and Donate

Support Easterseals Crossroads with Every Walk you Take

Do you enjoy walks outside? If so, please join our virtual walk challenge by raising $10 for Easterseals Crossroads for each walk you take between now and August 31. You can donate yourself or ask your family and friends to support your walks. Every walk you take benefits you, as well as people with disabilities… Read more Support Easterseals Crossroads with Every Walk you Take

Americans with Disabilities Act Achieves 30 Years

On July 26, 2020, the Americans with Disabilities Act is achieving its 30-year anniversary. This reach of this civil rights law has the ability to affect all of us at some point in our lives. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 25.6 percent of adults in the US have some type of disability; that… Read more Americans with Disabilities Act Achieves 30 Years

Intro to Special Education Services

submitted by Tracy Gale, PsyD, HSPP, and Emmaleigh Badeaux, MA, LMHC, Easterseals Crossroads  In Indiana, children with disabilities ages 3 to 22 are eligible to receive special education services through their local public school. These services may include speech, occupational, and physical therapies, as well as academic supports. The first step in accessing special education services is to request an educational evaluation. During this evaluation, a team of specialists will gather information to determine if your child… Read more Intro to Special Education Services

boy and adult painting with sidewalk paint

Social Growth During Social Distancing

submitted by Tracy Gale, PsyD, HSPP, and Emmaleigh Badeaux, MA, LMHC, Easterseals Crossroads  During this time of social distancing, have you found yourself missing play dates? Our children are missing them, too! Here are some strategies to satisfy their social cravings while also increasing their social skills: Be intentional about playing with your child. Remove technology from… Read more Social Growth During Social Distancing