Stories of Hope
Easterseals South Florida Impact
We want every child to reach his/her full potential and every adult living with Alzheimers to live the fullest and most dignified life possible. We are driven by passion to deliver on these ideals for each family we serve which is why we devote over 92 cents of every dollar to programs and services
If you met Daniela today, you would never know her challenging journey …
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. Remote learning helps the brothers' follow their familiar routines which they both enjoy thoroughly. This week's activity meal was a Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich which the boys made while mom proudly filmed their masterpiece. Watch Esteban’s and Samuel’s culinary video and I’m sure you’ll agree that they did an amazing job!
Manuel Makes Progress
Homebound Seniors Get Vaccinated
Fabian Dares to be Different
Dylan Loves Learning
Added Technology in Classrooms
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.
Aurora Learns to Overcome Barriers
Happy for Respite Hours!
Israel Zooms On!
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!
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.
Seniors Go Virtual
Thanks to a generous donation from Bank of America Charitable Foundation COVID-19 Community Response Grant, senior like Beatriz can continue to receive services virtually.
Dog is a Senior's Best Friend
With assistance from Easterseals South Florida, Martha received a Robotic Pet from The Florida Department of Elder Affairs to provide companionship.
Great Progress for Jonathan
When Jonathan first came to Easter Seals South Florida, he recognized only a few numbers and letters and didn't have many social skills. After a few years of working with Jonathan, he has come so far.
Now,at age 11, he is reading chapter books, answering questions and is excelling in math.
He can add with three digits, measure, and is working on place value. Jonathon has learned all of the months and holidays, and understands their meaning. Most importantly, his social skills have improved dramatically.
Easterseals South Florida is proud of Jonathan’s accomplishments in the classroom. We look forward to continued progress for this sensitive and caring student!
Joshua Makes Great Strides
Joshua, who is diagnosed with Downs Syndrome, first stepped through the doors of Easterseals South Florida in 2010. At that time, he couldn’t communicate, was nonverbal and would throw himself to the floor.
After four years, Joshua, age 20, has incredible skills including operating the dishwasher, sweeping, mopping, table setting, cooking and serving with minimal assistance. He has become very independent and finishes his job.
Take a Step in Making a Difference in Your Community
Easter Seals Walk With Me is an event to raise awareness and support for families living with disabilities! Join hundreds of passionate people in your community for a day full of entertainment, fun and, of course, our signature walk! Every walk event is different -- your walk could be at a local school or at the aquarium. But every walk is a lifeline of funds that enables your local Easter Seals to continue providing vital services and support to people with disabilities and their families.
Is Your Child Under Age 5? Take the Developmental Milestones Screening
Children develop skills, or "milestones," at their own pace. How is your child or grandchild doing? You only need 10-20 minutes to check with the Ages & Stages Questionnaires® online screening. Your results will help you see if your child's developmental progress is on time and alert you to any concerns that you can talk over with your health care provider.
Our Miltary & Veterans Services
As the largest provider of disability-related services, Easter Seals offers military and veterans systems of care with viable options to support and augment current reintegration efforts.
Our Autism Services
Easter Seals programs across the country provide a wide variety of interventions that help individuals of all abilities, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Easter Seals currently has a combination of services specifically targeting individuals with the diagnosis of ASD as well as other services that include individuals with ASD among their service recipients.