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Thank you for your dedication to Easterseals Massachusetts.

It is because of your past support that we are able to continue to serve our mission, even on a limited basis, during these difficult times. 

Please reach out to us if you have a need we can assist with.  We will work through these challenges together.


Our Mission Statement

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

We have a strong person-centered approach to all services focusing on the power of unlocking every individual'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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Now Serving Western MA

Easterseals Massachusetts has a statewide contract with the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) Independent Living Division to provide free assistive technology equipment and training for individuals with severe disabilities. Please see program qualifications.

This program offers assistive technology services that will enable individuals to live more independently in their homes.  Assistive technology may include computer technology, voice output communication aids or electronic aids to daily living. 

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Get in Touch With Us

Easterseals Massachusetts

484 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608

Phone: 800-244-2756

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Employment Success Stories

In 2019, only 19.3 percent of persons with a disability were employed, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. In contrast, the employment-population ratio for persons without a disability was 66.3 percent. These stories show how working together as a community breaks down barriers to employment for all ages and abilities!

Collage of craft beers in pint glasses, a fire pit and pavilion, and a comedian speaking into a mic. Comedy Night & Friendraiser Oct 15th at Worcester Beer Garden 5:30 PM for ESMA #GDWork sponsored by Quality Beverage, Cornerstone Bank, and Microsoft
Join Easterseals MA Central Regional Board for a night of laughs, brews, and fundraising at Worcester Beer Garden October 15th, 2020 at 5:30 PM! Tickets $10 ahead, $15 at the door includes 1 pint of craft beer & comedy show by WooHaHa Comedy Club! See you there!
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ESMA was the exclusive nonprofit org selected to virtually “hack” with team members at Microsoft Corporation’s Burlington Tech Center. After 3 days of hacking, exploring, and learning, the team solved a client issue using assistive technology. Click to Watch!
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October is Disability History Month in Massachusetts, and Easterseals MA Youth is celebrating with a virtual #TeachDisabilityHistory event. Save the date of October 22 at 5 PM & stay tuned for more details!
Jake, Coast Guard Veteran, lifts weights at his job at Impact Fitness. Beneath that, Adam stands on Berklee College's campus smiling. Beneath that, a man with disabilities uses AT at a computer desk.
Make an impact in your community! This week only, double your donation to disability and Veteran Employment services with Quality Beverage Matching Gifts!
We're celebrating Disability History Month all October! Why do you think it's important to #TeachDisabilityHistory? Tell us & tag @eastersealsMA @eastersealsMAyouth! Click to get involved!

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Love is Blind: Part Two of a Series About Long-Distance Relationships During COVID

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Count us In: October 31st is the Last Day for the 2020 U.S. Census

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Stories From Our Clients

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Chris Richards

Disability Employment & Assistive Technology

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Andrew Pilkington

Assistive Technology

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DJ Younge

Augmentative & Alternative Communication

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Sharon | Military & Veteran Services

Female Veterans Program

Adam Walden, Berklee College of Music student
Adam Walden

College Navigator Program

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Timothy V | Assistive Technology Loan Program

Assistive Technology Loan Program

Featured Programs

AAC

Assistive Technology and AAC for Schools

With the school year upon us, Easterseals is now providing both remote and in-person services for students with Augmentative Communication and Assistive Technology needs. Depending on the situation, we can work with your students through three different service delivery models: remotely, on site at the school, or even in their private homes if appropriate and acceptable to the family and district.

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Accessible Martial Arts

Virtual Martial Arts

We are still offering weekly virtual and interactive classes to keep us moving and connected during COVID-19 restrictions. The Accessible Martial Arts Program is for people with and without disabilities who want to learn and practice self-defense, stretching, exercise, and relaxation techniques. Register for a class or stream previous lessons right now!

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Breaking Down Barriers to Employment

Employment and training services for people with disabilities and Veterans break down barriers and clear pathways to steady and meaningful careers. The program offers skills training and the opportunity to receive assistance in career planning. Easterseals Employment and Training Services Team also establishes partnership between job seekers and employers. Discover our employment services today!

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