In 1956, Zanesville welcomed its first and only center for disabled children. Known as the Muskingum County Society for Crippled Children, Inc. the center provided care and services to area children suffering from polio, cerebral palsy, deafness, and speech impairments.
Under the careful eyes of the original founders, Ed Allen and Orville Littick, the center flourished. On August 25, 1978, the National Society for Crippled Children became known as the Easter Seal Society for Handicapped Children and Adults, creating a name change also here in Muskingum County. Located in the Wilson School building, the Muskingum County Easter Seals society continued to serve the disabled children in our area.
Our Mission is to assist youth and adults to reach their fullest potential through educational programs and functional support.
A non-profit organization that assists persons to achieve his/her fullest educational and/or functional potential in order to achieve or maintain the highest quality of living. The Center depends upon the support of our community to provide programs that are relevant to the needs of children with speech and language delays, seniors and their community caregivers, the disabled or disadvantaged, and our community as a whole.