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QuickLinks for Parents and Family Advocates

Parents concerned about their child's development are sure to find services and support to fit their child's needs at Easter Seals Massachusetts. 

Our services are designed to strengthen or improve:

  • Speech or language skills
  • Muscle tone
  • Learning and comprehension skills
  • Attention span
  • Sensory processing
  • Functional motor abilities such as sitting or walking
  • Handwriting
  • Social skills
  • Activities of daily living
  • Oral-motor skills
  • School transition planning
  • friendsOur staff has extensive experience working with multiple disabilities, including physical, cognitive, developmental and learning disabilities.  See our detailed services below.

    Assistive Technology

    Easter Seals is a powerful partner to have when students require the integration of assistive technology into their classrooms and homes. Easter Seals has been working with teachers, children, parents, advocates and therapists to ensure the best utilization of AT tools for bridging the gaps between both educational and personal goals and disabilities. Parents and students have shared their appreciation of Easter Seals, and we’ve responded with continued emphasis on individualized solutions. Our focus is on helping your child achieve happiness and independence through enhanced communication, education and socialization. Click here for more information.

    The Demonstration and Loan Regional Center allows you to try and borrow assistive technology before you choose a device to purchase.  This program is free to MA residents.

    School-To-Work Transition Planning

    Students with disabilities face many obstacles as they make the transition from school to work. Researchers have identified lack of preparedness as a key factor influencing low employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities. Everyone, especially young adults, can appreciate how a job leads to independence. A coordinated transition plan helps students identify a job that brings them happiness and enrichment. 

    Easter Seals encourages parents to ask about vocational planning during their child’s IEP meetings and to help their child aim high.   Easter Seals is experienced in helping young adults with disabilities gain independence through employment that fits their skills and interests.  Our team has successfully collaborated with many school districts to help provide the transitional planning each student needs.

    Contract Rehabilitation Services

    Easter Seals therapies help people with disabilities enhance their independence at home, school and in the community. Qualified professionals work with children who are experiencing or are at risk for developmental delays to optimize development and achieve the highest possible level of functioning.  Speech, occupational and physical therapy services are available from Early Intervention and Head Start programs through high school. Click here for more information

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