ADDRESS: 350 Braden Ave., Sarasota, FL 34243 PHONE: (941) 355-7637 FAX: (941) 358-3069 Office Hours: 7:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Easterseals is…

Easterseals Southwest Florida also known as Happiness House has been part of our community since 1946. We offer the highest quality of care and services to children, youth and adults with special needs so that they can enjoy access, opportunities, and increased life choices. Easterseals Southwest Florida is committed to remaining a leader in special needs services – an organization to which individuals and their families can turn for resources and support with a continuum of care throughout their lives. » LEARN MORE ABOUT US

Volunteer Opportunities

Easterseals offers help, hope and answers to more than a million children and adults living with disabilities or special needs each year. Join us in making a rewarding difference. Volunteer your time and share your talents, whether it’s performing office work, volunteering at an event or camp, or helping in another way. » CHECK OUR OPPORTUNITIES

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Easterseals Southwest Florida provides exceptional services for persons with disabilities and their families across a lifetime by empowering individuals to live their lives to the fullest extent.
  • The Lily School for Child Development

    The Lily School offers children who are both typically developing and differently abled an equal opportunity to learn in a creative atmosphere by providing high quality education and care that children need in their early developmental years LEARN MORE

  • Children's Therapy

    At our Children’s Therapy Center we offer Speech-Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Early Intervention Services for children ages 0-18. LEARN MORE

  • Family Support Services

    Our Family Support Services programs create temporary relief for families or caregivers by providing a safe environment where kids have time to be kids and parents/caregivers have time to be independent adults. LEARN MORE

  • Employment Services

    Easterseals Employment Services provides career exploration, job coaching, and supported employment services to students attending VIP Academy, adults attending Life Skills Development, and community members with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. LEARN MORE

  • Adult Services

    The Life Skills Development program offers relevant personal, social, therapeutic, and work skill training to adults with disabilities through community and center-based resources. LEARN MORE

  • Easterseals Academy (K - 12)

    Easterseals Academy is a private, inclusive elementary program. The highly interactive and engaging learning environment meets the needs of learners of all abilities. LEARN MORE