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It is because of your past support that we are able to continue to serve our mission, even on a limited basis, during these difficult times. 

Please reach out to us if you have a need we can assist with.  We will work through these challenges together.


Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide services that ensure children and adults with disabilities have equal opportunities to live, learn, work, and play.

We have a strong person-centered approach to all services focusing on the power of unlocking every individual'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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Easterseals Veterans Program Spotlight

Brighton Marine, Veteran non-profit, commissioned a survey to conduct a needs assessment of Massachusetts veterans. The report’s goal was to examine which veteran needs were being met, what efforts were being taken to address them, and what kinds of collaborations were in place. The report looked at the landscape of veteran supports in Massachusetts, including public and nonprofit sector activities, as well as the unmet needs that were identified.  

The estimated number of veterans living in Massachusetts is approximately 286,875, according to VA estimates. Here in Worcester County, there are over 62,000 veterans, who make up 7.5% of the population. ESMA Veterans Program and philosphy is praised for it's root cause approach to addressing many of these local needs.

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Get in Touch With Us

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Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: 800-244-2756

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Easterseals Massachusetts

2020 Annual Report Now Available | Read Now

COVID Can't Stop the Mission. Read how ESMA innovated and delivered services during one the most challenging times for any non-profit. From Assistive Technology and College Navigator expansion to empowering parents via virtual therapies. And, client success stories that'll touch your heart. See all the ways we worked together with you-our incredible community of supporters- to make our mission stronger than ever!

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We invite you to join Easterseals MA Youth Programs for a lively discussion via zoom about the Oscar-nominated documentary, Crip Camp A Disability Revolution on Thursday, May 6th, 2021 at 6:30 pm! The film is available for free on YouTube or with Netflix. RSVP today!
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Our new Veteran website is up and running! The site is designed for modern navigation so Veterans and supporters can easily navigate community events, services, and partnership opportunities. Visit MassVeteran.com to learn more!
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One of our favorite stories from this year's annual report features Bob, who received College Navigator services and was able to meet his academic goals, connect with on campus services, and become more confident in himself. In spring 2020, Bob graduated from UMass Lowell!
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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! Email youth@eastersealsma.org to RSVP for our Live Zoom sessions each Wednesday at 5 PM!

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Working From Home: A Reasonable Accommodation under ADA Law?

March 19, 2021

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Stories From Our Clients

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Darnell | Assistive Technology at School

Read how DJ, 8, became a leader in the classroom with AT & AAC devices!

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Rebecca | ATRC Device Loan

Rebecca, 4, found genuine inclusion in the classroom with accessible toys borrowed with the ATRC Device Loan program!

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Bob Hoyt | College Navigator

Meet Bob Hoyt, College Navigator’s first college graduate who earned his bachelor's degree from UMass Lowell last year!

Featured Programs

Independent Living Program

Assistive Technology Independent Living Program

ESMA has a statewide contract with the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) Independent Living Division to provide FREE assistive technology equipment and training for individuals with severe disabilities that will enable more independent living in their homes. AT could include computer technology, voice output communication aids or electronic aids to daily living. Check if you qualify & apply today!

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College Navigator

The College Navigator program identifies barriers, advocates for needs, and creates a supportive environment to improve outcomes for students with disabilities in the post-secondary (college) setting. This program fills a major gap in disability supports in college which only focus on physical accommodations. NOW HIRING PT's in Boston & Central MA

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Augmentative & Alternative Communication in Schools

Our AAC services allow non-verbal children the opportunity to develop alongside their peers in the classroom as well as accessing public school curriculums. Our clinicians are experts in the field and currently offer remote, hybrid, and in-person models to address the unique needs of our clients.

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