College Navigator 2022

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ESMA's College Navigator program provides individualized 1-to-1 disability supports to help students reach graduation.

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Our mission is 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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Learn about and discover benefits and resources for Massachusetts Veterans earned through military service.

Whether you’re exploring benefits to increase income or reduce expenses, seeking assistive technology options, exploring health care, or something else, this is the place to start.

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Easterseals Massachusetts

484 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: 800-244-2756
508-471-1400 (Assistive Technology)

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Easterseals Massachusetts

Month of Giving coming February 2022

4 Weeks, 4 Programs that need your help paving the way for Equity, Inclusion, and Access for all. Help us reach our goal of raising $60,000 for underfunded programs including Military & Veterans, College Navigator, Assistive Tech in the workplace, and Accessible Recreation. Your support helps ensure our clients have equal opportunities to live, learn, work & play!

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ESMA has curated an exciting monthly newsletter for Veterans, their families, & anyone passionate about helping local Veterans. We respect your inbox, & will only provide brief & local content! Sign up so you don't miss community events, exercise groups, benefit referrals, & more
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"They said I wouldn't go to college, and now years later, I'm graduating with my Bachelor of communication with a concentration in Public Relations." Dive into Liv's experience attending college with a disability, and how she advocated for her own success to reach her goals!
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Through the support of Mass Rehab Commission, the YLN promotes self-advocacy and self-awareness for teens and young adults with any disability ages 14 to 26. There is no time commitment to be involved. RSVP today!
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Build your career at a purpose-driven organization with great employee benefits. Open roles include Physical & Occupational Therapists, Speech & Language Pathologists, Student Service Aides, and more. Apply today!

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What is National Special Education Day? Why is it Critical That We Observe it?

December 2, 2021

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Self-Advocating for Reasonable Accommodations: Four Women Share their Stories Tonight

November 18, 2021

Tonight, Thursday, November 18, 2021, I will be one of four women with disabilities on an hour-long …

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A Grateful Mindset: Reflecting on My Experiences During the Pandemic

November 15, 2021

Last year, right around this time, I wrote a post about what COVID taught me about long-distance rel…

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Advice for Job Seekers with Disabilities: “Be you. Be bold.”

October 29, 2021

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Stories From Our Clients

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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).

Featured Programs

ATRC

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 Group

Youth Mentoring Groups

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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