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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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Whether you’re exploring benefits to increase income or reduce expenses, seeking assistive technology options, exploring health care, or looking for a group outing, this is the place to start.

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Move With Me at Polar Park 7/30/22

Time to get moving for our annual summer fundraiser, Move With Me! Put the fun into fundraising by creating your own goal, or starting an #ESMAMoves team, and get your tickets to celebrate with us at the Final Lap at Polar Park in Worcester on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at 10:30 am.
Not sure where to start? Check out the #ESMAMoves activity calendar - it's packed full of ways to get moving throughout July with a focus on family-friendly events, accessible trails, and adaptive exercise ideas!
Grab your family, friends, book club, co-workers, sports teams... and get moving! Remember to snap a photo and share it with #ESMAMoves!

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Last weekend, Easterseals Massachusetts (ESMA) supporters, clients, and employees gathered at Wachusett Mountain for our 2022 Empowerment Celebration for s'mores, music, and fundraising for disability services. Click to see how ESMA is making an impact.
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The annual Fund-A-Need campaign supports programs and services to help our clients feel 100% capable, confident, included and empowered. Whether it be through stocking our Veteran Pantry or providing access to Assistive Technology, each dollar makes a difference. Click to Donate.
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For disabled youth and young adults (ages 8 to 26), this week-long virtual camp provides an interactive way to make new friends, explore faraway places, and engage in fun activities from home. Camp runs from August 22-26 with both morning and afternoon sessions. Register Now!
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Listen to Paul Medeiros, ESMA President and CEO, as a guest on The Boston Podcast for a fun and lively discussion about what to look forward to this summer, from program updates to #ESMAMoves at Polar Park on July 30!
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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!

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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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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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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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Assistive Technology 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 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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Youth Leadership Network

Through the support of Mass Rehab Commission, the YLN promotes self-advocacy and self-awareness for teens and young adults with disabilities ages 14-26. Meetings held every Tuesday at 4:45 pm via zoom. No long-term commitment necessary.

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