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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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Barry Vogel Appointed to Chief Administrative Officer

“We are excited to have Barry join us on the staff at ESSF. Barry embodies our core mission of community and brings significant experience and energy to the team. I know that he will work diligently alongside us to take on disability in our South Florida community to strengthen lives.”, says Loreen Chant, President and CEO.

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.
Seniors Hope for COVID19 Vaccinations
We have been busy working to get our seniors and eligible staff vaccinated. Our Kendall Adult Day Care Center is currently open and we hope to open an additional 2 centers in April. #StayingSafer
“I love the Enhanced Online Activity Program…but I miss my center”. In the meanwhile, Rosa and her daughter are happy with the respite hours being provided!
As the COVID-19 pandemic lingers, we’ve had countless challenges: work, school, health, finances… Many of us are facing wellness setbacks coupled with increased isolation and anxiety than ever before. Check out how Israel fights to Zoom on throughout quarantine!

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Don’t Miss This Jazzy Celebration at the Library of Congress

March 3, 2021

I’ve written a post here before about how much I appreciate the free audio book program the Library …

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Snow and Ice: It’s an Accessibility Issue

February 11, 2021

Every winter here in Chicago, I find myself questioning why it is that when snow plows clear passage…

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Hearing Actor Riz Ahmed Nominated for Best Actor for Sound of Metal, A Film Portrayal of Deaf Culture

February 4, 2021

I am pleased to introduce Crom Saunders as our guest blogger today. A theatre interpreter and Americ…

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The White House is Asking for Input from People with Disabilities

January 27, 2021

Among the many changes the new administration made in its first week was to make a commitment to ens…

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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King: The Path to Positive Change

January 15, 2021

As we remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the vital work he did and continues to do through his …

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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