Easterseals also advocates for the passage of legislation to help people with disabilities achieve independence, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Passed in 1990, the ADA prohibits discrimination against anyone who has a mental or physical disability, guaranteeing the civil rights of people with disabilities.
At the core of the Easterseals organization is a common passion for caring, shared by its 13,000 staff members and thousands of volunteers, and by those who support its mission. This heart-felt commitment to helping people with disabilities and their families is what Easterseals is all about.
With this awareness, Society leaders formed a problem solving committee as it was also apparent that the Alacrafts workshop had outgrown its space. Working closely with the Jefferson County Chapter of the Alabama Easterseals Society, monies were raised for the construction of the Occupational Rehabilitation Center. Construction was completed in December of 1968 and the staff of Alacrafts moved into the “Center”. The North Central Alabama Rehabilitation Committee (Easterseals of the Birmingham Area Board of Directors) was formed to serve as the governing body. The Jefferson County Chapter (Central Alabama Chapter) of The Alabama Easter Seal Society continued to offer active assistance to the organization in the manner of voluntary as well as monetary support, received from their affiliation with United Way of Central Alabama. Our current location is at 529 Beacon Parkway West Suite 214 Birmingham, AL 35209. We are very glad to proclaim the name — Easterseals of the Birmingham Area.