ABA Academy and Easterseals Southwest Florida Form Strategic Alliance

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SRQ DAILY WEDNESDAY PHILANTHROPY EDITION WEDNESDAY JUL 17, 2019

The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Academy and Easterseals Southwest Florida, two nonprofits that similarly serve individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities and their families, have formed a strategic alliance to share services in order to fill educational gaps and create the best possible programming regionally. This synergistic strategy combines the skill set strengths, teamwork and leadership from both organizations, with the ABA Academy’s team and experience in applied behavioral therapy pairing with Easterseals Southwest Florida’s extensive therapy, early intervention, education, family support services and broad range of autism services.

Each nonprofit will function as separate entities. As part of the alliance, Easterseals Southwest Florida will continue to provide a preschool and kindergarten program at its 350 Braden Ave. location in Sarasota. ABA Academy and Easterseals Academy will operate a premier school for first-grade through seventh-grade students at its facility at 7555 Claxstrauss Drive in Sarasota. At the new DeSoto Club location of Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County, Easterseals Southwest Florida and ABA Academy will provide an alternative educational program for students’ age 14–22 years old that are eligible for Exceptional Student Education (ESE) services. The program provides transition services, including post-secondary employment, education and/or training and independent living.

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