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Summer Camp at The Bridge Center

Experience the joy of Summer Camp at The Bridge Center! Campers of all abilities ages 7-22 will enjoy a variety of inclusive activities daily, including small animal interactions, nature trail explorations, water play, and 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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    Easterseals Massachusetts

    Allison Thompkins, PhD, MIT grad, & ESMA Board Member Publishes New Book!

    Allison Thompkins, PhD, MIT grad, Easterseals Massachusetts Board member, and former AT client has published a book titled 'Spirituality Is for Every Body: 8 Accessible, Inclusive Ways to Connect with the Divine When Living with Disability'.

    Allison shared, "I hope my book helps people, regardless of disability status, live more joyful and fulfilling lives, inspires people to dream huge dreams, and gives people the tools necessary to realize those dreams. My truest wish is that my book provides a foundation and framework for how to engage in an open, honest, and loving discussion about disability through a spiritual lens." Allison is a member of our Board of Directors and is generously donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of her new book to ESMA. Click to purchase the book.

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    The Bridge Center offers programs for individuals of all ages and abilities including Therapeutic Services (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech and Language Pathology), Recreational Activities, Summer & School Vacation Camps, and Equine-Assisted programs.
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    Join us for a totally rad time, rain or shine, at the 80's themed Final Lap, a
    family-friendly event to celebrate our spring fundraising efforts and 80 years of Easterseals Massachusetts programs!
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    ESMA's Regional and State Board members recently gathered for another amazing Board Retreat at The Bridge Center! We're inspired by this dedicated group of volunteers who worked with our staff to plan how we can better achieve our mission. Click to view photos!
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    Stories From Our Clients

    Thomas, a college navigator student, smiles

    Thomas has autism spectrum disorder and ADHD, which made staying organized, paying attention, and making friends challenging at college. Now, the tools and organizational skills he has learned from the College Navigator Program help guide him as a student working toward his Early Childhood teaching certificate to become an educator and working two jobs.

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    Sister Robin

    Robin’s dedication to serving people in need is admirable, and her use of assistive technology demonstrates the power of technology to empower individuals and organizations alike.

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    Assistive Technology (AT) was the solution to support Chris’ desire to work again and lead a more independent life. Chris’ journey is a testament to the power of technology in improving people’s lives and is a reminder that disabilities do not define a person’s capabilities. With the right accommodation and support, individuals can unlock their full potential and thrive in the workforce and other areas of life.

    Kim uses smart home technology with specialist, Louise

    Kim's illnesses relating to Cauda Equina Syndrome prevented her from working as a nurse and had an impact on her daily life as a mother. It also led her to an inactive life. After Assistive Technology training, Kim increased her level of independence and feels she is living a more fulfilling life.

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    Although Dave feels he still has room to improve his mental health, he is in a much better place than when he first got involved with the MassVeteran community. A key source of support is that Dave continues to look forward to future Easterseals events, which he calls “little glimmers of light at the end of the darkness,” for all Veterans. Read his story.

    Scott plays the organ in a church

    When Scott embarked on a working relationship with Connie, his ESMA Employment Coordinator, little did they know that right around the corner would lie one of the biggest opportunities toward his employment goal, playing music for the masses, literally.

    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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