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Easterseals Massachusetts serves all regions of Massachusetts creating a thriving network for the Disability and Veteran communities. Our therapists and specialists are experts in their field providing the most exceptional services in a wide range of settings.
We are excited to announce the new AT Maker Lab, an innovative community space where Easterseals Massachusetts staff, clients, and Mass Academy of Math and Science students will collaborate and create new devices to help people with disabilities find assistive technology solutions that help with independent living. The goal is to meet unique AT needs by creating new technologies!
Thank you for helping us give the gift of play this holiday season! Supporters like you, dedicated Starbucks employees, Assistive Technology volunteers, and many others all came together to collect toys and spread cheer that will have a lasting impact.
Collaborating with Starbucks for a Holiday Toy Drive was a great success that resulted in over 500 toys donated and given to Military & Veteran families across the state. Additionally, the Assistive Technology department collected 32 toys that were then specifically switch-adapted for children with disabilities in Massachusetts. We're thrilled to have your support and cannot wait to accomplish more in the coming New Year!
December 15, 2022
There I was, lying on the pullout couch less than 2 feet above the floor, where my mother and my fri…
December 15, 2022
So much has happened during this holiday season that you may have missed this bit of good news ̵…
November 21, 2022
This is my favorite time of year. I love reflecting on the year and recognizing what I’m thank…
November 8, 2022
While selfishly I’ve always thought people with disabilities – the community of which I identify – w…
November 8, 2022
Here’s why it’s cool to have a Senator who uses a wheelchair to get around: she’s an accessibility e…
Zeke Kittinger is now a fifth grader at South Elementary School in Hingham, MA, but he was a preschooler when he first started working with Easterseals Massachusetts. Zeke is on the Autism Spectrum and is a smart, funny, book-loving student who loves his family and his dog. He also happens to be someone who uses Augmentative Communication (AAC).
For Bo, the crushing weight of low expectations fueled his dream and determination to succeed. Bo, who has autism, dyslexia, and other physical and learning disabilities, entered 9th grade barely able to spell nor write more than three-to-four-word sentences. During middle school, a pivotal time in an adolescent’s growth and development, Bo was told by many adults that he wasn’t “smart” and would never “amount too much.” At the same time, his mother Cynthia was told to encourage her son to find work requiring minimal skills with good job security.
Meet Naomi! She’s a 16-year-old superstar in our Accessible Martial Arts (AMA) program. With limited options for accessible recreation and limited time in Naomi’s busy schedule, ESMA’s online martial arts classes were a great solution to keep her consistently active without creating timing conflicts!
Through her work with Thrive, the ESMA mentoring program, Sandy has empowered young women with disabilities locally & worldwide to broaden their horizons and lead more independent lives. Read more about Sandy's success in being a mentor at ESMA!
Increase your independence at home, on the job, or in school by making informed decisions about the assistive technology that's right for you. This is a FREE resource to easily borrow AT. Solutions can range from non-electronic communication displays to communication devices controlled by eye movements, and more.Read More
The College Navigator program assists students to identify barriers, advocate for their needs, and access college services and resources to successfully reach graduation. This program provides individualized services to college students with disabilities based on their goals, strengths, and needs.Read More
Through the support of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, YLN promotes self-advocacy and self-awareness for teens and young adults with disabilities ages 14-26. Meetings are held every Tuesday at 4:45 pm via zoom. No long-term commitment is necessary.Read More