Easter Seals New York's Annual Meeting to Highlight Incredible Year of Progress

Dec 06, 2011, 13:27 ET from Easter Seals New York

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10458

BRONX, N.Y., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Easter Seals New York celebrates another successful year of program growth today in New York City, Long Island, and Hudson Valley regions. The Annual Meeting serves as an event and awards ceremony for supporters and leaders of the organization; as well as an introduction of this year's program Ambassadors, the faces of the organization. This year's event will be held at the beautiful New York Botanical Garden, graciously sponsored by Entergy and Thomson Reuters. Among the award recipients tonight is a member of the Wilson Elser firm.

"We are extremely grateful at the level of support we are seeing from Wilson Elser for our Annual Meeting tonight," says John W. McGrath, Executive Director of Advancement for Easter Seals New York. "Their friendship has changed the lives of so many in New York State with disabilities or special needs."

Easter Seals New York offers a wide variety of programs in New York City, Long Island, and Hudson Valley for individuals with disabilities or special needs. Five child development centers in Hudson Valley and New York City offer preschool, Universal Prekindergarten, after school, special education, and therapy services, in addition to a monthly community outreach in Port Jervis, a senior employment services program in New York City, and a nationally ranked quadriplegic rugby team in Long Island. Easter Seals New York does not only have programs in these regions, but also in Western New York with a new state-of-the-art residential school The Kessler Center, opened in July 2011.

"It is very exciting to see the tremendous progress we have made over the past year," says Joseph A. DiChiara, Chairman of the Board. "With new projects such as our brand-new residential school The Kessler Center, the J&B Partners School in Long Island, as well as expanding existing programs across the state, Easter Seals New York has been able to serve thousands more individuals with disabilities and special needs." 

For nearly 90 years, Easter Seals New York has been at the forefront of providing exceptional services throughout the state to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. Last year, Easter Seals New York directly touched the lives of more than 18,000 individuals and their families.

For more information about Easter Seals New York or about our programs or the Annual Meeting, please call (503) 708-3742 or visit www.eastersealsny.org.

Nora Liebman
(503) 708-3742

SOURCE Easter Seals New York