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#GivingTuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving. This international movement started in 2012 to channel the generous spirit of the holiday season and inspire action around charitable giving.

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Watch Abbey’s video on how she gained independence through the therapies she received at Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley. She is now a sophomore at Yale University and is helping clients like Clover achieve independence too.

Today, thanks to three generous individuals, the first $7,000 raised will be matched 1:1!  This means your gift can make double the impact!

Your involvement on this global day of giving will impact all the life-changing services and programs at Easter Seals which help children with special needs develop brighter futures.

Join in and make your gift today at https://www.firstgiving.com/EasterSealsDFVR/giving/.
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“Pin'” All About It!

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Photo by Mike McPherson

By: Laura Van Zandt, OTR/L

Are you looking for the next best activity to do with your child or need some new ideas to spur some additional creativity? Look no further than Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley!

Our top clinical staff from both the speech therapy and occupational therapy departments have created individual boards to cover a wide range of developmental areas specific to their profession.  Some examples of boards you might see include: sensory, executive function, handwriting, social skills, articulation, stuttering and literacy.

Here are some tips to help you navigate Pinterest:

  • A board is where the user’s pins are located. Each department has several different boards.
  • A pin is an image that has either been uploaded or linked from a website. When you click on the link it will take you to a detailed information page regarding the image.
  • “Repin”– once you find a pin that you link, you can “repin” and save the link onto your own boards. To repin, simply hoover over the image and click “pin it”.
  • Sharing– you can send the file to yourself or share with a friend. Sharing might be helpful if you are working with other professionals or caregivers with your child. It is an easy way to pass along information.

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Ready to get started?

Head over to Pinterest and sign up. When signing up, you will have the option to link either your Facebook or Twitter account with your Pinterest account. This will make it easier for you to find your friends, family, and favorite blog/brands to follow. You can also sign up with your email address.

For more information about Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley please visit EasterSealsDFVR.org.