Easter Seals Central Texas Receives United Way Grant to Fund Disability Services

UWWC Awards ESCT First-Ever Strategic Impact Grant

Austin, TX, July 26, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Easter Seals Central Texas (ESCT) announced today that it is the recipient of the United Way of Williamson County’s Strategic Impact Grant. Last week, United Way of Williamson County (UWWC) announced the nine organizations that were awarded the grant. These two-year financial investments fund agencies, like ESCT, that address complex social issues in Williamson County.

Effective immediately, the $20,000 grant will help fund the Service Coordination program at ESCT’s Round Rock Outpatient Rehabilitation Center. Nearly 100 clients receive services annually at this center. Along with Service Coordination, the clinic also provides occupational, physical and speech therapy services.

“This money allows us to serve the ever-growing numbers of clients in our Round Rock office who have medical rehabilitation needs,” said Vice President of Rehabilitation and Outpatient Services Miriam Nisenbaum. “This includes coordination with their physician, their school and any other providers they are involved with.”

Provided that Easter Seals Central Texas meets the goals outlined in the Strategic Impact Grant, the grant will automatically be renewed for the second year at the same monetary level. Twelve percent of Easter Seals Central Texas funding comes from grants.

“We are honored to receive this grant from United Way of Williamson County,” said President and CEO of Easter Seal Central Texas Kevin T. Coleman. “We look forward to working with UWWC to create solutions to pressing social challenges facing people with disabilities in Williamson County.”

About Easter Seals Central Texas
Since 1937, Easter Seals Central Texas (ESCT), a non-profit organization, has provided vital support services for children and adults with disabilities. ESCT works daily to ensure that all people enjoy equal access, opportunities and independence. Easter Seals Central Texas provides a multitude of services in the community that fall into three program areas: Early Childhood Intervention (ECI), Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation and Workforce Development. ESCT serves 3,000 individuals annually in 21 Central Texas counties. For more information about Easter Seals Central Texas and its services, please visit www.centraltx.easterseals.com.

About United Way of Williamson County
United Way of Williamson County’s mission is to mobilize the caring power of the community to improve life for everyone in Williamson County. UWWC has more than a century of commitment to Williamson County. For more information about United Way of Williamson County, call 512.255.6799 or visit www.unitedway-wc.org.

Easter Seals Central Texas
Laura Alvarado