Message from the CEO/President
The true success story of Easter Seals Superior California's rise as the Preferred Provider of Quality Services for People with Disabilities is NOT contained in our Annual Report.
Sure, you'll read that we served more people than last year; that we are fiscally solid and growing our revenues; that more agencies seek us out when a new idea arises or a problem needs addressing; and that we are successful at every measurable statistical level. But that's just statistics, just numbers. If you want to know about our real success, then peel back the numbers and look into what they truly represent; the individual stories of those we serve.
Peel back the statistics and there's the story of a 10 month old girl, born with a cleft palette and cleft lip, who had other mouth malformations, hip problems, and was fed through a G-tube as she could not receive food orally. After surgery to repair her hip and another to repair her cleft palette , Easter Seals therapists and Child Development Specialists of the Early Start Developmental Services Program went to work. Two and a half years later, she is enrolled in a pre-school where she's known as a walking, talking dynamo. This cute three year old has charmed and surprised the school staff with her ever-growing vocabulary and strengthening mobility.