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AT Independent Living Program

In partnership with the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC), ESMA offers free assistive technology (AT) equipment and training for individuals with severe disabilities such as computer aids, voice output communication tools, and electronic aids for daily living. Take the first step towards greater independence today!

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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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Assistive Technology Loan Programs

The Massachusetts Alternative Finance Program improves the independence and quality of life of residents with disabilities through loan opportunities for acquiring assistive technology devices and services.

Many different items are considered assistive technology, including:

  • Hearing Aids
  • Computers
  • Flashing doorbells
  • Electric wheelchairs or scooters
  • Adapted vehicles
  • Home modifications such as portable ramps or stair lifts
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    Worcester, MA 01608
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    Celebrating 80 Years of Easterseals Massachusetts!

    As we celebrate Easterseals Massachusetts’ 80th Anniversary, we’re thankful for the incredible people who have made our success possible and for being an integral part of our history. To our dedicated employees, unwavering supporters and volunteers, and especially our amazing clients, this video is dedicated to all of you. Here’s to dreaming big and achieving goals since 1944. Together, we live, learn, work, and play! 📺 Click to watch the video showcasing ESMA highlights throughout the years!

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    The Bridge to Opportunities Golf Classic is on July 15! Limited foursomes are remaining for this 18-hole golf outing followed by a barbecue dinner at The Bridge Center with drinks, music, and auction prizes. Click to learn more about attending or volunteering at this event.
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    Dive into summer fun while making a difference with Easterseals Massachusetts! We’re seeking volunteers for our Adaptive Swim Program at Bennett Field Pool in Worcester every Tuesday & Friday morning, from July 9 to August 16. Learn more today!
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    Thank you to the 38 generous supporters who are members of our Empowerment Circle, a monthly giving club that fuels critical programs right here in Massachusetts! Join them in helping people achieve their goals by supporting life-changing programs.
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    Stories From Our Clients

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    Alexander Freeman, an award-winning filmmaker and disability rights activist with cerebral palsy, navigates life with strong determination despite his physical limitations. Read more about how AT Specialists, Microsoft Engineers and Programmers, and Alex collaborated to produce a groundbreaking innovation.

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    Overcoming many barriers, Allison Thompkins is a true example of what perseverance and determination look like. Living with cerebral palsy since birth, she has defied expectations, achieved academic success, and became a leading advocate for accessibility and inclusion. Read more about Allison’s journey.

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    Self-described “animal lover” Caterina Dubois, a 2023 Holyoke Community College graduate, said she needed much more than a passion for helping animals to achieve her education goals and earn her Veterinary Assistant Certificate. Read more about how the College Navigator Program set Caterina on a path to success.

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    When Jeremy’s mother, Rose, learned about the Physical Therapy (PT) services available at The Bridge Center, she was excited about the possibilities available to him. She was particularly interested in his potential use of Hippotherapy, which uses equine movement during PT sessions. Read more about how Jeremy reached his goals with this tool.

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    Diagnosed with Central Nervous System Lupus and other disabilities, Nicole started losing her vision a few years ago, significantly impacting her day-to-day life and making her goal of earning a college degree more and more challenging. Read more about how Nicole achieved her goals with the Assistive Technology (AT) program.

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    If you ask Sajjona’s family what she was meant to do, they reply, “She was born to thrive,” and she is doing just that. With their unwavering support and the guidance of Easterseals Massachusetts (ESMA) Rehabilitation Services therapists, she is living, learning, and playing to the fullest. Read more about Sajjona's journey.

    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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