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Naomi | Accessible Martial Arts

Naomi smiles and holds her fists up in a martial arts pose Meet Naomi! She’s a 16-year-old superstar in our Accessible Martial Arts (AMA) program. Naomi is on the autism spectrum and loves to take part in recreational activities for fun! With limited options for accessible recreation programs and limited time in Naomi’s busy schedule, Easterseals MA’s online martial arts classes were a great solution to keep her consistently active without creating timing conflicts.
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Sandy Ho | Youth Mentoring

Sandy Ho sits on the center of the Celtics' court at TD Garden next to Celtics players and staff Through her work with Thrive, the Easterseals mentoring program, Sandy Ho has empowered young women with disabilities locally and worldwide to broaden their horizons and lead more independent lives. Click to read more about Sandy's success in being a mentor at Easterseals MA!
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Abby | Accessible Martial Arts

Abby stands next to President & CEO Paul Medeiros and Program Leader Patrick Remy, all with fists up in a martial arts stance While in utero Abby was diagnosed with Tuberous sclerosis which has symptoms that include seizures, intellectual disability, developmental delay, and lung and kidney disease. Read more about how Abby began attending Easterseals MA’s Accessible Martial Arts program which ultimately led to a newfound independence.
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Lenny Cournoyer | Accessible Martial Arts

Lenny holds his fist up in an exclamation of empowerment Meet Lenny Cournoyer from Holden, MA! He's been a successful student in our Accessible Martial Arts Worcester, where people with and without disabilities can learn exciting self-defense techniques in a fun, supportive environment.
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