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Winter Recreation & Equine-Assisted Programs

Explore our wide variety of programs and skill-building activities for people of all ages including music lessons, art classes, cooking, horsemanship, and so much more.

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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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    Get in Touch With Us

    Easterseals Massachusetts

    18 Chestnut Street, Suite 200
    Worcester, MA 01608
    Phone: (508) 757-2756

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    Month of Giving

    You can make a difference in someone's life during our annual Month of Giving! Throughout November, we're fundraising for programs that uplift Veterans, enrich education, expand employment, and elevate community. Your support helps individuals reach their goals through programs like MassVeteran, College Navigator, Assistive Technology, Job Development & Placement, and Inclusive Recreation. Make an immediate impact by donating today.

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    The MassMATCH Assistive Technology Regional Center is hosting its 2nd annual toy drive. With your help by making a donation from our Wish List, we will be able to switch adapt these toys for children with disabilities who reside in Massachusetts.
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    Enhance your digital skills at these in-person Computer Fundamentals Educational Workshops on 11/30 and 12/21 from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., hosted by Easterseals Massachusetts and Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission!
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    Susan Mitchell has been a dedicated supporter of Easterseals Massachusetts for over four decades! To show our appreciation, we surprised her with an award at her annual dance fundraiser for her remarkable work.
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    Whether you're looking to pick up a new skill or simply have some fun, we have something for everyone, including cooking classes, game nights, music lessons, arts & crafts, movement & exercise, and storytime.

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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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    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. Today he is a computer programmer with a degree from Lasell University.

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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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