Through our national network of affiliates, Easterseals provides essential services and on-the-ground supports to more than 1.5 million people each year — from early childhood programs for the critical first five years, to autism services, to medical rehabilitation and employment programs, to veterans’ services, and more. Our public education, policy, and advocacy initiatives positively shape perceptions and address the urgent and evolving needs of the one in four Americans living with disabilities today.
Daniel Cifuentes, Director
1601 NW 13th Court Miami, FL 33125
This parenting education program serves families with children ages 2-12 with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, and/or chronic illnesses. Activities enhance parent-child relationships, increase effective discipline and reduce parental stress.
Phone: (305) 243-7550
Fax: (305) 243-7548
Parent to Parent of Miami Inc.
Designed especially for families of children and adults with disabilities, this program offers peer support and a series of educational workshops that encourage parents and the community to advocate for children's rights. Participants emerge confident and with a sense of cohesiveness that allows them to effectively access the services they and their children need.
Phone: (305) 271-9797
Fax: (305) 271-6628
Serving families in Florida City and West Kendall, ARC's Positive Parenting program gifts parents and caregivers with the knowledge they need to help prevent behavioral, emotional and developmental problems in their children ages 2-12. Five group parenting sessions, three individual phone consultations and at least one community resource follow-up over an eight-week period from trained, accredited professionals empowers participants to make informed, healthy and effective parenting decisions. Groups run simultaneously in English and Spanish; structured child care services and nutritious family meals are provided on session nights.
Phone: (305) 759-8500
Fax: (305) 754-9223
This program ensures that children ages 0-5 with mild developmental delays who do not meet eligibility requirements for Part B or Part C are able to receive appropriate and necessary interventions. Services provided include 12-16 sessions of occupational therapy, behavior therapy, speech therapy and/or developmental interventions. Services are provided at early learning centers, in the home or at other convenient locations in the community.
Phone: (305) 243-4617
Fax: (305) 243-6921
Provides literacy instruction, physical fitness, social-emotional learning, health and nutrition education, homework assistance, arts and culture activities and STEM; family involvement encouraged; serving children/youth with special needs, alongside their typically developing peers.
Instruction in ballet, tap and modern dance; ballet clothing, and ballet and tap shoes provided; this is an inclusive program that mainstreams children with special needs.
Easterseals South Florida
Serving children with disabilities (CWD) and their typically developing peers who struggle either academically or behaviorally in the classroom; fitness, nutrition education, social/life skills, arts, reading and academic support; healthy meals provided.