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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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Independent Living Program Now Serving Western MA

Accomplish your independence goals and start living a better life today! Sample goals the program could potentially assist with include tools to help with online shopping, communicating with a healthcare provider, controlling lights in the home, easier access to a telephone, and access to computer. To apply for this program, call 1-800-244-2756 then dial Extension 431.

Be sure to tune every Tuesday for #AssistiveTechTuesdays for our new Webinar Series with tips and demonstrations how assistive technology can help you live, learn, work, and play more independently!

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ADA 30th Anniversary

Advocacy underpins everything Easterseals MA (ESMA) does. Kirk Joslin, President Emeritus, reflects on the ways in which the ADA reaffirmed the major principles of the Easterseals MA mission and what set Easterseals apart as a leader in disability advocacy and services. What does it mean to equally Live, Learn, Work, and Play in 2020?

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Our first contracts were with community hospitals. Therapy was only available in rehab facilities in larger cities. In 1961, our board decided to divest itself of these centers and begin providing therapy in community-based settings. This greatly changed expectations locally.
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Before the ADA, assistive technology (AT) was viewed as a “luxury.” ESMA focused on innovation and sustainable funding streams for creating access to technology and training. AT truly helped people compete in the workforce and break down barriers across the state.
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From partnering with Google in 2019 to having never heard of AAC in graduate school; Kristi Peak Oliveira brings 30 years of expertise and experience to the disability history conversation! She reflects on the emergence on what it means to have equal opportunities to learn.
How do we keep private sector innovation focused on the needs of people with disabilities? Assistive Technology is critical to the conversation about disability empowerment and inclusion. We work with the community to create access and programing for all ages and all abilities.
What's Possible? One question unlocks the power of potential. Watch and share the full #TeachDisabilityHistory and #ADA30 Tribute series here on our Facebook playlist. These short videos are also available on YouTube | ESMAMedia & IG TV |@eastersealsMA .

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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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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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