Since 1925, Easter Seals has been providing unique services to people with disabilities in Oklahoma City. Earlier this year, the company changed its name to better reflect their mission and to better serve local needs.
“Our board of directors decided that it would be best for our clients and our community to take a break from the national Easter Seals organization,” said WovenLife Development Director Lauri Monetti. “With this breakaway we’re able to ensure all the donations stay in Oklahoma and refocus on making sure we’re serving the needs of families in Oklahoma.”
WovenLife provides a variety of services to locals but two of the most impactful to our readers are the adult day care services and the child development program. They’ve helped more than 500 families in the past year alone.
It’s not the first name change for the organization. It was known as the Society for Crippled Children when it formed in 1925.
A lot of local parents who have kids graduating from high school with special needs don’t know what to do to help them stay busy and stay learning, Monetti explained. Teens and older adults can take part in WovenLife’s services. In addition to providing basic care and therapies on-site, the program includes excursions throughout town.
Additionally, WovenLife’s child development program offers a chance for kids of all abilities ages 2-6 to learn together. Their unique program combines kids with special needs with those who are traditionally developing to make sure the needs of all local families are met. The goal of the program is to prepare children to be integrated into a typical classroom environment by the time they start school.
To learn more about the programs offered by the organization, visit them online at www.wovenlifeok.org.