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At Easterseals South Florida we provide exceptional services so that all people with disability or special needs have an equal opportunity to LIVE, WORK, LEARN & PLAY in their communities.

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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. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training; 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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Easterseals South Florida

Reopening Easterseals South Florida (ESSF)

After many months of serving and supporting our children, seniors and families through remote supports and in-home services, we are pleased to be welcoming children back to our centers in August with a hybrid in-person and online learning model. Our seniors will continue to receive services remotely. The number one priority remains the health and well-being of all our ESSF Community. Comprehensive protocols for the safer reopening of our childcare centers and classrooms were developed, implemented, and continue to be modified as necessary to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Florida Department of Health and Mayor of Miami-Dade County Carlos Gimenez’s published guidelines.

Access for senior services amid a pandemic
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.
Virtual Appreciation Tasting Experience
As we reimagine our events, we were thrilled to host a virtual appreciation dinner for our board of directors. The experience included a 4-course Spanish tasting from Roho Kitchen. Vins Claramunt provided wine pairings & Alec Bradley Cigars provided cigars for a wonderful night.
The Disability Vote Matters
The disability community represents tens of millions of American voters. Every vote counts in the election this November. Feel empowered to get involved and take strong action to advance issues like health care, employment, and education.
Marta had been a thriving participant, engaging in a myriad of activities until the COVID-19 pandemic caused centers to close for quarantine. With assistance from ESSF, Martha received a Robotic Pet to provide companionship. There is a reason we call dog a man's best friend.
Samuel & Esteban Ocampo
Esteban & Samuel are autistic brothers who attend Easterseals South Florida Culinary Arts middle & high schools 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.

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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.

Cicero and Zadi
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!

Martha Pet Therapy
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.

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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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Virtual Tasting Experience

Virtual Tasting Experience

Gatherings won't be the same for a long time. Why not join a virtual tasting experience from the safety & comfort of your home? The best part is proceeds benefit the important work Easterseals South Florida is doing. Contact Marta Quintana at mquintana@sfl.easterseals.com for more information.

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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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