Hawkers Asian Street Fare is proud to partner with Easterseals Florida with the “Lanterns of Love” campaign. This May, show your support by donating a “Lantern of Love” to hang in a participating Hawkers location*.
About The Easterseals Camp Challenge
Easterseals Camp Challenge is a fully accessible facility located on 63 wooded acres in Sorrento, Florida. Our camp provides a unique experience for children and adults with disabilities and special needs to have the opportunity to actively participate in camping activities, engage in social interaction with peers and achieve life changing experiences. From campfires to hiking on the nature trail to climbing the high ropes course, campers engage in a variety of enriching outdoor activities in a natural Florida setting.
Most of the camp’s activities, although geared around having fun also possess a therapeutic component. Our camp provides a respite to families who need to exhale from the stress of being a full time caregiver. Campers stay with us overnight and so there is an emphasis on independence prompting for dressing, eating, hygiene and other skills of daily living. The activities available at camp include many enriching and fun opportunities such as: climbing a ropes course, participating in drama and music groups, archery and shooting range, learning to swim, sports and games, social events, and much more. For many campers, camp is an annual tradition with some individuals having attended camp for over 20 years.
Easterseals Day Break
Easterseals Day Break at the Miller Center in Orlando provides person-centered, adult day care services for adults, seniors, and veterans experiencing dementia, developmental delays, memory impairment, or any other need for personal care (if we want to delete the bullets). Members enjoy activities designed with each individual in mind to benefit their core balance, cognitive and motor skills, problem solving, socialization and other important skills. Easterseals aims to bring a sense of independence, stimulation, and contribution to the quality of life of members and their families. Participation in the adult day program allows time for caregivers and family to work outside the home and provides support for caregivers and other family members.
Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants ensure that every member of the Easterseals family is cared for through health monitoring, medical care, and administration in a safe, familiar environment. Easterseals’ Arts and Wellness program provides activities that focus on the arts to enhance quality of life by allowing all members to express themselves creatively. The Activities Staff specializes in designing and facilitating research based programs from recognized partners. These unique experiences improve physical and psychological well-being.
The Murray Child Development Center
In Tampa, The Murray Child Development Center serves children 12 months to 5 years of age where we assist families with preventive health care, serve as a liaison between a child’s physician and the school, implement therapy and early intervention plans in the classroom setting. We use Beyond Cribs and Rattles and The Creative Curriculum for Preschool which are comprehensive research-based curricula that feature exploration and discovery as ways of learning.
Our teachers modify their classroom curriculum as needed such that each child receives specialized instruction which meets their unique needs. Each child is screened for delays upon enrollment and at their birth month using the Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ). Based on these ASQ’s and any additional information provided by the family, physician or therapist, goals are created. The teachers work collaboratively with therapists and families to support success in reaching goals and developmental milestones.
Together we can change the way the world defines and views disability.
The issues facing people with disabilities has become increasingly complex in the 21st century. But together, we can work to seek a society in which everyone is included and valued for who they are, free to strive for what they want, educated to pursue the career they want and encouraged to follow their dreams.