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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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Accessible Martial Arts Demo 12/4/21

Join us on Saturday, December 4th at 1:30 pm for an Accessible Martial Arts demo at the Boston Self Help Center's Adaptive sports and recreation demonstration on December 4th, led by ESMA's own Paul Medeiros, President & CEO and Patrick Remy, Public Affairs & Youth Services Program Specialist.

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.

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Ever consider the impact you could make at a mission-driven organization? Join us for a Nonprofit Career Fair on Tuesday, December 14th from noon until 3 pm on Denholm's first floor to explore the various open positions at the nonprofit organization within the Denholm Building in downtown Worcester. Participating organizations include Easterseals Massachusetts, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Center for Living & Working, Worcester AIDS Project, WCAC, and Choice1 Temps!
Admission is FREE! Pre-registration is not required. Various positions are available at each organization.
Parking is available on Main Street or in the nearby Worcester Plaza Garage.

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SAVE THE DATE: 12/4/21! Join us for an Accessible Martial Arts demo at the Boston Self Help Center's Adaptive Sports & Recreation Demonstration on December 4th from 1:30-3:30 pm. Along with the martial arts demo, they'll be showcasing Volt hockey, power soccer, bocce, & more!
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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!

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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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Joey DiRocco | AT in School

Joey DiRocco, 9, is a student in the Groton Dunstable School Disctrict. He was born with various conditions which make it difficult for him to see without his glasses. Having this visual impairment made it difficult for him to keep up with other students in class. Eventually, Joey’s teacher connected him to an Assistive Technology Specialist at ESMA, who worked with him to find solutions to improve his ability to participate in class. Learn more about how AT increased his independence in learning.

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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 and/or learn. Solutions can range from non-electronic communication displays to communication devices controlled by eye movements.

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College Navigator Program

Easterseals College Navigator program assists students to identify barriers, advocate for their needs, and access college services and resources to successfully reach graduation. Learn more about how this program provides individualized services to college students with disabilities based on their goals, strengths, and needs.

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The Youth Mentoring programs at Easterseals MA provide a platform for shared experience and the power of those experiences to create confident, compassionate World Changers of the future. Learn more & sign up today!

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