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Easterseals South Florida has been serving families in South Florida for nearly 80 years. Our mission is to provide exceptional services, education, and outreach so that people living with disabilities can live, learn, work and play. We want every child in our Head Start, early education, and special education programs to reach his/her full potential and every adult living with Alzheimer’s or other memory disorder—and their caregivers - to live the fullest and most dignified life possible.

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Mission Statement

Easterseals South Florida provides exceptional services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that people living with disability can live, learn, work and play in their communities. We promote inclusiveness so individuals and their families can achieve exceptional results. Our services help people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals.

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Daily Safety Protocols

Check out what #StayingSafer looks like on a daily basis at our centers.  Our children and staff work hard every day to do their part to follow safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Easterseals South Florida

1475 N.W. 14th Ave.
Miami, FL 33125
Phone: 305-325-0470

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Homebound Seniors Get Vaccine

Getting our seniors and staff vaccinated has been an important step in our reopening plans. The South Florida non-profit network has played a pivotal role in our plan by partnering with us to bring vaccines to our most vulnerable populations.

Golf Fiesta to Raise Funds for Programs
Thank you to our sponsors who have stuck with us through the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to your generosity, we are on target to raise $90,000 for programs. Our 2020 Golf Fiesta was the 1st to be canceled in 25 years & we will put safety precautions in place for 2021.
Celebrating Earth Day in our Butterfly Garden
Thank you Shelley Daniel Rutherford and Allison Petrat who sponsor our butterfly garden in their mothers’ name Eugenia Beckwith McCrea. Eugenia was a founder of the Gilded Lilies, a former board member and lifetime volunteer!
This once quiet and non-participatory boy is now extremely social with classmates and teachers and displays joy in learning.
We are looking for talented individuals who are passionate about our mission and want to join our team. Apply Online TODAY!
We have been able to implement added access to technology in our Head Start classrooms by providing each student with their own Chromebook in the classroom.

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Academy-Award Winning Actor Marlee Matlin & Easterseals to Headline The Marketing Power of Disability Conference Presented by PRWeek

May 17, 2021

At Easterseals, we believe in the power of the disability community, the unlimited potential of some…

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May 7, 2021

We are excited to have Rachelle Chapman share thoughts about being a mom ahead of Mother’s Day…

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This Year’s Best Gift for Moms of Kids with Disabilities

May 6, 2021

Happy Mother’s Day to all of us with children who have disabilities! We celebrated early — my husban…

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Justice Department Will Intervene in Disability Discrimination Suit About Pedestrian Safety

April 20, 2021

I just got word that the U.S. Department of Justice has moved to intervene in a disability discrimin…

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Have Vaccine, Will Travel: Flying Blind During COVID

April 12, 2021

My boyfriend Juan lives in Houston. I live in the suburbs of Chicago. He came to visit me last fall,…

Stories of Hope

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A “can-do” spirit

Marti Clark has a history of exceeding people’s expectations. As a former Easterseals child representative, Marti grew up to accomplish her goals with her therapists and teachers over the years helping through transitional times in Marti’s life.

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At Easterseals, Retired Tuskegee Airman Stays Active

Cicero is “the life of the party” at Easterseals, where he attends an adult day program twice a week and enjoys socializing, dancing and therapeutic activities.

Auburn Smith
A "One-of-a-Kind Kid"

Born with Spina Bifida and clubfoot, Auburn Smith became a nationally-ranked tennis player and aspiring musician.

From "wait and see" to success in school

Born with autism, Connor is bright, funny, warm, loving and energetic.

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Distance Learning at its Best

Esteban (13) & Samuel (15) attend ESSF Culinary Arts middle school & high school (for children with disabilities) as well as the aftercare program sponsored by The Children’s Trust. The brothers are only too happy to show off their culinary skills from home. Watch Esteban’s and Samuel’s culinary video and I’m sure you’ll agree that they did an amazing job!

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Dog is a Senior's Best Friend

Therapeutic Robotic Pets offer comfort to Martha during the COVID-19 pandemic. With assistance from Easterseals South Florida, Martha was able to receive her companion from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs to increase her well-being.

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Working to Ensure Access for Seniors Amid a Pandemic

At ESSF accessibility is a priority. Our staff work to find creative solutions to provide service to our seniors with memory & cognitive issues. Every day we are prepared to fight new challenges. We make sure that all our seniors are healthy & safe. Over 2,452 reassurance calls, have enabled us to identify needs & work to fulfill them.

Featured Programs

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A Community for Young Women with Disabilities

Easterseals Thrive is an online community for young women with disabilities. Connect and learn with others, participate in an upcoming Twitter chat and join our Thrive book club!

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Breaking Down Barriers to Employment

Employment and training services for people with disabilities, seniors and veterans break down barriers and clear pathways to steady and meaningful careers. Discover our employment services around the country.

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