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Online Learning To Continue Through Current Academic Year (4/20/20)

With the governor’s weekend announcement, Easterseals Happiness House and ABA Academy K-12 schools will continue online learning practices for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year. 

Virtual learning platforms for all grade levels began for our students in March. Emergency grants awarded by the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Manatee Community Foundation and the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation will fund the purchase of digital devices for families currently utilizing Easterseals’ teletherapy and virtual school platforms as well as training and support to execute the online services.

“We continue to assist meeting technical needs of our families, especially thanks to the generosity of the emergency grants we were awarded recently,” Easterseals Southwest Florida President & CEO Tom Waters said. “Our online classroom settings are providing key tools to keep our students on goal and are preventing our students from falling behind, with the help of parents and caregivers facilitating while teachers lead on video chats.

“The commitments — from students, their families, our staff and the amazing partners we have like these funding foundations — allow us to continue to serve.”

Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year will begin Monday. Re-enrollment for current students will be shared with parents and guardians this week. If current students are in need of more technical assistance or new students are interested in learning more about the Easterseals Academy, contact Meighen Hopton at

Easterseals Happiness House provides exceptional therapies and services for persons with disabilities and their families across a lifetime by empowering individuals to live their lives to the fullest. The agency began serving the Southwest Florida region in 1946.