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.Watch Video
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.
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.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Maurice Woods, as President and CEO of Easterseals South Florida (ESSF). With a professional background that includes leadership roles with Chicago Public Schools, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) and The Quaker Oats Company, Maurice has most recently served as Chief Strategy and Operations Officer for Broward County Public Schools. (Click headline link to read more)
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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 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.
Born with Spina Bifida and clubfoot, Auburn Smith became a nationally-ranked tennis player and aspiring musician.
Born with autism, Connor is bright, funny, warm, loving and energetic.
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!
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.
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.
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!Read More
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.Read More