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Fall Recreation & Equine Programs

Join us for a fun season of creativity and learning at The Bridge Center! Whether you want to move & groove, get crafty, test a new recipe, get musical, or meet a horse, we offer a wide variety of programs to meet your interests and needs.

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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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    Easterseals Massachusetts

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    Worcester, MA 01608
    Phone: (508) 757-2756

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    October is #TeachDisabilityHistory Month in MA!

    As we dive into this school year, it’s time to make history education more inclusive than ever! Join us and other Easterseals locations across the country in encouraging all schools to #TeachDisabilityHistory. Let's build a brighter, more inclusive future for all learners!

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    ESMA Tech Connect is our new series of short digital literacy training videos created in partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal. Elano, ESMA Assistive Technology Specialist, is sharing tips and tricks to get the most out of your technology at any level of experience.
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    The Bridge Center has come a long way since September 2022! Thank you for your ongoing support to make our facilities safe & sound, our grounds beautiful & fun, and programs innovative & bright! Click to learn more and read the mid-year impact report.
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    Fall is the perfect time to explore new activities! Enrollment is open for a variety of programs including arts & crafts, music lessons, dance, exercise, & more. Try the first class of any program FREE! Rolling registrations are accepted as space allows; sessions will be prorated
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    Check out the latest episode of Chandler Chat! MA Senator Harriette Chandler interviewed Paul Medeiros, President & CEO of ESMA, to discuss how the organization changes with the needs of the disability community to support individuals with disabilities and their families.
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    The Bridge Center is hosting a FREE sensory-friendly Trunk or Treat on Friday, 10/27, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. All ages are welcome! Cars will be filled with candy and Halloween decorations for all to enjoy. Volunteers are needed to help with decorations, raffle baskets, and more.

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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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