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Summer Recreation

Learn about all of the adaptive recreation programs ESMA has to offer including Adaptive Swim, Martial Arts, and programs at The Bridge Center!

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Our mission is to provide services to ensure children and adults with disabilities have equal opportunities to live, learn, work, and play.

With an individualized approach to all services, we focus on the power of unlocking every person's full potential.

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.

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Computer Fundamentals Educational Webinars

FREE Computer Fundamentals Educational Webinars for people affiliated with MRC to help begin or advance their computer knowledge and skills. You'll learn fundamental concepts and skills related to computer usage, security, and maintenance. These webinars are a great resource for anyone looking to enhance their computer literacy and digital literacy.

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Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: 800-244-2756 (508) 471-1400 (Assistive Technology)

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Congratulations Karen Santiago: Honored by The Carroll Center for the Blind!

Congratulations to Karen Santiago, Community Outreach Coordinator at Easterseals Massachusetts, who is being honored by the Carroll Center for the Blind! Karen was selected for membership into the Carroll Society for her outstanding performance at Easterseals Massachusetts. The Carroll Society Awards are conducted jointly by the Carroll Center for the Blind and the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind. They are designed to recognize individuals throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts who demonstrate excellence in job performance and show the unlimited potential of the worker who happens to be blind or visually impaired. Karen is such a strong ambassador for Easterseals and is more than deserving of this recognition! Click to learn more about the Carroll Society Awards.

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Join us for a one-day Mentorship Retreat on June 3, 2023, at The Bridge Center in Bridgewater, MA. The retreat is an opportunity to connect with one another and participate in dynamic community-building workshops and activities. Sign up today! (Ages 14+)
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Easterseals MA is offering FREE 90-minute Computer Fundamentals Educational Webinars to help you begin or advance computer knowledge and skills; new topics are now open for enrollment. Sessions are offered to people affiliated with Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC).
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Join us for summer fun at The Bridge Center! Various arts & crafts, baking, movement, and other fun activities are planned. Sessions are created for all abilities and participants will enjoy social interaction while playing with peers. The program begins on July 11, 2023.
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Despite the rain, we had a blast at the Move With Me final lap bringing the Easterseals community together to see The Bridge Center in action, meet the barn animals, and enjoy each other's company. Your support has a significant impact on ESMA's disability and Veteran programs!
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Our dedicated team is expanding! Check out the full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions open including College Navigators, Lifeguard, Physical Therapists, Student Service Aides, and many more! Apply today.

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Stories From Our Clients

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Zeke Kittinger | Augmentative Communication

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).

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Bo | College Navigator

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.

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Naomi | Accessible Martial Arts

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!

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Sandy Ho | Youth Mentoring

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!

Featured Programs

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Assistive Technology Regional Centers

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.

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College Navigator Program

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.

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Youth Leadership Network (YLN)

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.

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