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Our Mission

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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Daily Safety Protocols

Check out what it 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 as we emerge from 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 Beneficiary of United Way Miami MLK Day of Service

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., more than 100 United Way Miami volunteers will come together to celebrate his legacy through a day of service as they rejuvenate an ESSF older adult and children’s center on February 26, 2022. The volunteer event, scheduled for Martin Luther King weekend, was rescheduled in an abundance of caution due to the surge in COVID-19 cases.
For the beautification project, volunteers and their families will cover eight different areas of the ESSF center by cultivating additional edible gardens, painting the interior/exterior of the facilities, revitalizing parking lot perimeters and creating a warmer ambiance by decorating common areas. Within the beautification project, volunteers will also assemble furniture and install TV screens.

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Angela Aracena talks to Today's Paige about caregiving for older adults.
Mayor Tomas Regalado Interviews Student
Listen in Spanish as Hoy con Tomas Regalado talks with us about Autism.
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Thank You For Your Contributions
Thanks to very generous end of year contributions, we are leading the way to #FullAccessForALL! We were able to raise $66,812.87 to expand and enhance our current and future services, ensuring greater equity, inclusion, and access for our participants.
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Thank you, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., DPR Construction, Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School JROTC, Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Alpha Gamma Chapter, Hasbro, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Little Lighthouse Foundation, & Rialto Capital Management for your support of our toy drive!
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How can we support inclusion and access in 2022? Which issues need more disability representation and leadership this year? Tag your thoughts with #ResolveToRespect.

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November 18, 2021

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Stories of Hope

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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.

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A Picture Says A Thousand Words

Betty's career as a professional photographer is something she keeps alive in her memory. Through her landscape photos taken in the 1980's in Colombia, she can vividly recount her experiences. Betty shares her stories in the "Memory Gym" at Easterseals South Florida's Adult Day Care.

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Added Technology in Classrooms

We have implemented added access to technology in our Head Start classrooms by providing each student with their own Chromebook in the classroom.

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Dylan Loves Learning

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

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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.

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Homebound Seniors Get Vaccinated

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.

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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