Easterseals announced that it received a $750,000 grant from the Abbott fund to pilot the Project on Education and Community Health Equity.
The grant will fund the project from now through 2025, with the three-year initiative aimed at addressing systemic barriers to high-quality education and healthcare experienced by children and families in underserved communities.
According to a news release, research demonstrates that young children, particularly children with disabilities and children of color, face significant gaps in access to crucial health and social services that can provide the targeted support they need to be prepared to succeed in school.
The company cites an example of a study from the American Academy of Pediatrics showing that Black children with autism and other disabilities are diagnosed an average of more than three years after their parents expressed concerns about their development. Such delays in diagnoses could mean that children m…