Our Programs

OUR PROGRAMS

Easterseals Massachusetts is a statewide, community-based organization that helps people with disabilities to live full and independent lives. Our services ensure that children and adults with disabilities have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play.

 
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Advocacy

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Easterseals actively encourages state legislators to create and maintain programs that help people with disabilities gain greater independence.
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Applied Behavior Analysis

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Learn more about ABA as a theraputic approach for individuals with behavioral challenges, using principals of learning theory to improve socially significant behaviors.

Assistive Technology (AT)

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Learn more about how AT helps people with disabilities expand their independence by providing high- and low-technology tools and expertise to access education, jobs and their community.

AT Loan Programs

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This program provides access to zero & low interest  loans for the purchase of assistive devices and services to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.

Assistive Technology Regional Centers (ATRC)

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People with and without disabilities and their families can see, touch, and borrow assistive technology devices for free in order to make more informed decisions regarding the technology that will meet their needs.

AAC Services

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Click for more info on how ESMA's Augmentative & Alternative Communication Specialists work with individuals with congenital or acquired disabilities who have difficulty using speech for communication.

Employment & Training Services

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ESMA employment specialists provide skills training and on-going support so people with disabilities can increase their skills and secure competitive employment jobs

Military & Veteran Services

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Our Veterans Program empowers existing-Military, Veterans and their families to prevent, address and overcome common challenges through consistent personal skill-building, networking opportunities and experienced guidance

Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children

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Easterseals MA collaborates with PRHC (formerly known as Massachusetts Hospital School) to provide an after-school community day program, Student Services Aides, and summer recreation.

Recreation

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Easterseals MA has been a proud provider of disability recreation for decades with programs including accessible swimming, martial arts, summer camp, and more!

Rehabilitation Services

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ESMA provides a dedicated and experienced team to provide Speech & Language Pathology, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy rehabilitation services to help clients thrive.

Student Service Aides (SSA)

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Student Service Aides assist students with daily classroom activities while offering proven expertise in working with students of all abilities. Short- and long-term placements available.

Transition Services

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Skills-based transition planning and assessment to assist students with disabilities to reach their post-secondary goals. Consultation and training for educators help ensure schools meet transition planning requirements. Learn more.

Youth Leadership Network

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The Youth Leadership Network Program provides opportunities for young people with disabilities, ages 13-25, to develop their abilities and expand the possibilities they see for themselves.

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