Easter Seal of North Georgia, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 5600 Roswell Rd Prado N 100 Atlanta GA 30342 USA

Mission: Today, millions of Easter Seals clients, children and adults with disabilities and their families, lead improved lives because of one or more Easter Seals services they have received. Services are individualized to meet each client's needs. Easter Seals addresses each client's needs by providing individualized service and by finding ways to help them succeed in their lives.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My grandchildren started out at the Easter Seals Child Development Center - Mansell location and I became involved ever since. I have watched not only my grandchildren grow and exceed and be School Ready when they started Kindergarten, I also watched 100's of others grow and exceed over the years. This program helps in so many different ways and the benefits that the Parents receive that their children are being groomed to become achievers and succeed in life is amazing. If ever a Non-Profit deserved to be recognized, this is it.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try to get supported by more businesses in the Communities they serve and surrounding areas and even further. Although, they already work really hard trying to accomplish this daunting task. Kudos to Easter Seals!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our son Philip is almost 3 years old, and he has Down Syndrome. We enrolled Philip in Babies Can't Wait when we moved to the Lilburn area in 2010, and then we changed to the Lawrenceville office in July, 2011. Philip is making fantastic progress because of the tremendous support provided by BCW, and we think Deborah Leafe has done a great job guiding us and ensuring that Philip receives the physical and speech therapy he needs. Philip loves both Bill, his physical therapist, and Christina, his speech therapist. Philip is starting to walk and talk, and we attribute his rapid development to the skills and ability of his therapists. Deborah is also providing excellent support as we prepare to transition out of BCW when Philip turns 3 next year. We cannot say enough good things about the staff who make Babies Can't Wait such a great program!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The progress and development of our son with Down Syndrome.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand the scope of the program to 4 and 5 year olds.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

A similar program in Tallahassee, Florida.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

Our son's development.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

We had a wonderful experience with Easter Seals in the Babies Can't Wait program. Our son was diagnosed with PDD/Autism at two and a half years old. We received PLAY Therapy through Easter Seals/BCW and it has made a world of difference in our son. Our therapist was very experienced in Floortime techniques. She modeled them for us and made sure that we knew how to implement them on our own. She also maintained regular communications with us, sending us valuable training materials and feedback. We would recommend the Easter Seals/BCW program to anyone!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My son has shown great improvement from Easter Seals PLAY therapy.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hello my name is Melissa. I first received services from BCW almost 9 years ago with my son who was later diagnosed with Autism. He received Speech, OT, & Floor Time. I recently (about 7 months ago), had to seek out help for my daughter; she received Speech & PT. She was diagnosed with Sandifer Syndrome, (means she has Hyptonia + reflux).

I know that in both of my cases that I needed help and I was so happy to know that I had some place to go like BCW and receive these services. I also know that we would not be where we are today without early intervention. My children will continue to grow and thrive into the awesome adults they were meant to be due to BCW.

Without these services available to families that need them would be tragic. it would be tragic not only for the children who need this, but for the Moms & Dads who have no place to go. I have had wonderful people (Deborah, Christina, & Jessica, just to name a few...) come into my home and be a part of my children's lives and I will forever be thankful for their dedication and support.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Duluth, Ga & Flowery Branch, GA

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

no changes for the Duluth area:)

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

through the doctor office

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

my children & gave me hope when times were tough

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our case manager Deborah at BCW is wonderful! We had such a positive experience from the entire program and are so grateful that these services are available.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

assisting my daughter with gross motor skills

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more funding so that they could help more individuals and families.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our 2 sons received services from BCW. Our Service Coordinator Ms. Danielle was very resourceful, patient and caring of our boys and our family. She was always on time and professional.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Friendship.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide BCW for older ages.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My son Amiir receives "special instruction" though BCW program. He started off with just OT & ST services somewhere else. BCW has not only been an inspiration to my son, the results of the dynamic program is proven to show in the progress my son has made and is currently making. Recently he was diagnosed with Autism by a Developmental Pediatrician and one of BCW advocates, Deborah Leafe accompanied me to the evaluation just simply for support. Deborah has been so helpful to my family, it brings me to tears how she would go out of her way even if its for just 15 minutes to hold my hand through an evaluation! BCW from the start has been caring, knowledgeable/informative and interested in what is "best" for my son and many other children. I cant be more greatful for all that they do for my son and truly its also therapy and intervention for me as well. This is not an easy journey and there are so many things to learn and adjust to with the everyday changes my son experiences. I can say I love BCW and their staff of advocates. They rescued my baby and gave him another chance at life. When no one was willing to listen or believe they did. With their support my son is finally receiving the help that he so desperately needs. They even find other resources that can benefit you and your family. BCW thank you from the bottom of my heart

Mellissa Daniel - Duluth, GA

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

yes!!!!!!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I had to make changes, I would change the statute of limitations of the age. Unfortunately, BCW does not provide services for what my son needs after age 3yrs. Its heartbreaking because my son is so in touch with and loves his Special Instructor Katelyn, Mooney who is outstanding at what she does. She is personal, loving and without a doubt knows what my son needs.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Word of Mouth and Referral by Childrens Health Care of Atlanta, Duluth Satellite Rehab.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

My son Kendall has received physical therapy for 6 months through the Babies Can't Wait Program for delayed gross and fine motor skills. He has now graduated from the program and he is continuing to develop in all areas wonderfully. He was delayed in skills such as crawling and therefore could not progress to walking as expected. Now he is walking well all over the house exploring and getting into everything. He had a great physical therapist and the coordinator of the program was such a pleasure to work with. I really appreciate the program and everyone that contributes. Kendall is growing and developing with something new everyday. Thank you Babies Can't Wait!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Lawrenceville, GA

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am so honored to be a part of this of organization. They are doing so much to help children with disabilities. They offer opportunities where some may think there are none. The love and support they receive now and in the past shows how much they are appreciated.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In Return they have shown me alot of support in all that I do.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouldn't

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Rating: 5 stars  

By his 2nd birthday in July 2010, our son Seth was noticibly delayed in his speech and play habits. We contacted Babies Can't Wait and speech therapy was started. In January of 2011, Seth was diagnosed with Autism, unspecified disorders of the nervous system. Seth was enrolled in the Easter Seals PLAY Project and Jan-Marie Popovich was assigned as Seth's Floortime Player. With Jan's direct interaction with Seth, and her guidance in our own Floortime habits, Seth has made enormous progress in 6 months. He is very engaged and developing speech and creative play habits. Jan's work has been excellent, and her personal concern for Seth is obvious and appreciated. Without Floortime, we don't believe that Seth would have developed to the point that he has.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The developmental progress made by our Autistic son, Seth.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Other parents who had used the services.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

Easter Seals has given our son, Seth, a chance to develop as normally as possible, despite his Autism.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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