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Easterseals Receives Family Support Services Funding (05/26/20)

(SARASOTA, FL) … The Evalyn Sadlier Jones Foundation awarded Easterseals Southwest Florida a $10,000 grant to provide services through its updated Family Support Services programs. 

United Way Suncoast awarded an emergency response grant to Easterseals Southwest Florida for to assist with the funding of recreational behavioral technicians as part of ongoing therapy delivery to its clients. The 74-year-old agency continues to serve individuals with disabilities through virtual platforms and teletherapy during the pandemic. 

“When the world pivoted to homestays and distancing, we reacted quickly to the needs of our sheltered clients and their families getting occupational, physical and speech therapies converted to digital platforms,” Easterseals Southwest Florida President and CEO Tom Waters said. 

“Now with the United Way Suncoast grant, we will be able to add behavioral therapy through teletherapy and help provide important therapeutic relief for those we serve with autism and other developmental disabilities as well as peace of mind to parents and caregivers.”

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.