Easterseals provides programs designed to help children and adults learn—and often re-learn—basic functions, master skills needed to develop and thrive, and be sharp and active as they age.

Easterseals Academy

Easterseals Academy located in Naples provides specialized programming for students, ages 11 to 22, with developmental disabilities, autism, and related conditions. With a strong focus on employability skills training and functional academics, students are immersed in our community for optimal learning and development. Easterseals Academy and LEAP have two vans and a bus, providing unprecedented access to our community. We are located in a spacious facility and welcome you to visit us at 8793 Tamiami Trail East, Ste. 111 in Naples.

Life Skills, Employment Readiness, Advocacy, and Participation Program (LEAP)

The LEAP program in Naples is designed for adults with various development disabilities to participate in after they have completed school (ages 18+). LEAP provides a wide range of opportunities for members to proudly live, learn, work, and play in Collier County.

LEAP members will experience:

For information on the Easterseals Academy and LEAP contact:
Michelle Turchetta, M. Ed.
Area Director
8793 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 111
Naples, FL 34113
P: 239-403-0366
F: 239-403-0368

Child Development Centers

Easterseals has the nation’s largest network of inclusive child development centers for infants through preschool (0-5 years of age). In these settings educators meet the needs of students (with and without disabilities) through the use of specialized approaches and instruction to prepare preschoolers for entry into the school system or to support current students to achieve at their highest level.

Easterseals Murray Child Development Center
2401 E. Henry Ave.
Tampa, FL 33610
P: (813) 988-7633
F: (813) 914-0403

Easterseals Igoe-Amar Child Development Center
213 S. Congress Ave.
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
P: (561) 471-1688
F: (561) 471-1966

Teen Parenting Program

Our teen parenting program provides child care services to teenage parents while they attend classes, parenting and support to learn about caring for their child, healthy interactions, and developmental milestones, and an accredited facility to ensure that the family is taken care of in the best way possible.

Simmons Career Center Teen Parenting Program
1202 Grant Street
Plant City, FL  33563
(813) 707-7430

South County High School Teen Parenting Program
2810 John Sherman Way
Ruskin, FL  33570
(813) 233-333

D.W. Waters Teen Parenting Program
2704 N. Highlands Avenue
Tampa, FL  
(813) 988-7633 ext. 15263

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