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Over 80 Years of Impact

Easterseals South Florida has been serving people and families challenged by disabilities and disadvantages in our community for more than 80 years.

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Easterseals South Florida’s mission is to provide services that address equity and inclusion disparities for individuals with disabilities by enhancing education, advancing health, expanding employment, and elevating community.

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Easterseals South Florida

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

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You are invited to our Golf Fiesta 30th ANNIVERSARY!

Are you ready to tee off in style and support an amazing cause? Be sure to join us on Thursday, May 2nd at The Club at Emerald Hills for the Easterseals South Florida Golf Fiesta! 30th Anniversary. For information on foursomes and sponsorship opportunities, call 305-777-6834 or email

Congratulations to Alexandra de la Asuncion and Marco Ferri! A grateful family of our Adult Day Care program, Alexandra and Marco are Easterseals South Florida’s honorees at this year’s PhilanthropyMiami Donor Next Door celebration. We are so thankful.
We are proud to announce that Matthew Roth, President of Solstice Point Partners, LLC, has been appointed Board Chair. Please join us in welcoming this extraordinary leader and community pillar whose passion, commitment, and dedication to people with disabilities.
Do you want to make a positive difference in the life of a student with unique abilities or developmental delays? Consider joining the Easterseals South Florida family! Apply today by sending your cover letter and resume to our Human Resources. Email us at
Kendall Adult Day Care seniors had a very special Valentine’s Day! Thanks to the support of Be the Light/Ari Arteaga Foundation, they were visited by a group of amazing and caring students from Westminister Christian School who brought them gifts and cards.

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Stories of Hope

100 years
Meet Mercedes

Can you believe Mercedes is 100 years young?

Meet Gladys

If you're anything like our Gladys, you'll do all the things you love and live each moment to the fullest.

Culinary Arts
Meet Hector

Hector is a 19-year-old student with Autism at the Easterseals Culinary Arts High School program.

Culinary Arts
Meet Shakinah

Shakinah is an 18-year-old young lady who has been attending our Academy since she was in middle school.

Meet Jayden

When Jayden first started at Easterseals last summer, it was hard for him to enter the classroom without crying; he had difficulty separating from his parents. Although he was nearly 2 years old, he struggled to walk independently.

culinary brothers
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.

senior doing art
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.

Dylan Loves Learning

A once quiet and non-participatory boy, Dylan is now extremely social with classmates and teachers and displays joy in learning.

Fabian Dares to be Different

Fabian is a non-verbal 9 years old diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. See how Fabian utilizes various communication techniques to LIVE - LEARN - PLAY to his fullest potential.

Featured Programs

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Culinary Arts High School Program

For over 20 years our Culinary Arts High School has uniquely addressed the needs in Miami-Dade County for high quality, developmentally appropriate, culturally competent education and vocational training to help students ages 14-22 with autism and other disabilities.

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Head Start

Easterseals South Florida Head Start Centers provide comprehensive early childhood care, case management and education services for pregnant women, infants, toddlers and pre-school age children.

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Military & Veteran Services

Are you a Veteran or a family member providing care for a Veteran who is disabled or chronically ill? Whether you want someone to check in on your loved one during the day or are in need of regular respite, Easterseals AmeriCorps members are here to help.

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