|2020 Annual Report|
Easterseals Massachusetts provides essential programs and services to children and adults with disabilities throughout the state. Our mission is to ensure that children and adults with disabilities have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play.
Our occupational, physical and speech therapists, assistive technology specialists, as well as our youth employment and transition teams, are experts in their fields and provide services in a wide range of settings.
Easter Seals MA also has a passionate public affairs department, which actively advocates and participates in local disability policy, state legislation, and community activism to create maximum opportunities and fairness for all people living with disabilities. Learn More
Now more than ever, the challenges in the disability community are more complex and the definition of disability is broad, going beyond physical conditions to include invisible, emotional, social and educational challenges.
To respond to these important shifts and re-introduce our organization to the public in a clear, more modern way, we embarked on a brand renaissance.
The new look is in the form of a brighter logo, a new spin on our established name, Easterseals, and a refined brand voice that will further energize our long-time supporters and inspire a new generation of friends.
Easterseals MA has been leaders and experts in disability services for 75 years. Since 1944, Easterseals programs and services have focused on everyone reaching their full potential regardless of disability or location.
Easterseals philsophy of service is based on an itinerate model, which means our specialists and therapists move around-often physically, but also within the content and skill they focus on with students or clients. This model avoids being prescriptive and confined to any particular space, often resulting in a more reliable and flexible outcome for people's individual goals and challenges.
Easterseals MA also focuses on being collaborative with public schools, day programs, and various institutions making us one of the only agencies to serve all regions in the state!
Easter Seals services help people of all ages with all kinds of disabilities -- individuals disabled through illness, accident or aging, developmental, intellectual, as well as people born with disabilities.
Easter Seals serves people at more than 100 sites in communities all over Massachusetts, including Technical and Training Centers in Boston and Worcester.
Easterseals serves the entire state of Massachusetts. The goal of all Easter Seals services is to help people live as full and independent lives as possible, right in their own communities. Our service model is itinerate and collaborative, meaning we contract with other institutions such as public schools, nursing homes, and day programs to serve the people where they need it the most!
Easter Seals' supporters in Massachusetts include nearly 110,000 individuals, foundations, corporations, small businesses and service clubs.
Easterseals puts on many fun and inclusive events throughout the state of Massachusetts. Click Here for upcoming community and fundraising events!
86% of all money raised for Easter Seals in Massachusetts goes directly to serve people with disabilities in the Commonwealth.