Empowering Abilities Together
Zeke Kittinger | Augmentative Communication
Zeke Kittinger is now a fifth grader at South Elementary School in Hingham, MA, but he was a preschooler when he first started working with Easterseals Massachusetts. Zeke is on the Autism Spectrum and is a smart, funny, book-loving student who loves his family and his dog. He also happens to be someone who uses Augmentative Communication (AAC).
Rebecca | ATRC Device Loan
This year, a little girl arrived for preschool in a town northwest of Boston. Rebecca, four years old, has various physical and cognitive disabilities, and was welcomed by her special education team. Her teacher, Mary Ellen Forty, immediately got to work considering how to engage Rebecca in the classroom. They heard about the device loan program of the AT Regional Center in Worcester, and a whole new world was opened up for Rebecca.
John Miller | College Navigator
John Miller took full advantage of the unique supports of Easterseals Massachusetts' College Navigator program. With individualized tools and guidance from the program, he completed his first semester at Northern Essex Community College and is well on his way to reaching his goal of becoming a paraprofessional. Click to read more about his experience in College Navigator.
Darnell | Assistive Technology at School
Darnell "DJ" Younge is an 8-year-old second grader who was born with congenital fibro-type disproportion, ventilator and g-tube dependent. DJ is non-verbal and has difficulty using his hands. His school reached out to Easterseals in 2018 and he began receiving AT and AAC services which have allowed him to flourish in school. Click to read his full story.
Bob Hoyt | College Navigator
Meet Bob Hoyt, College Navigator’s first college graduate! While receiving College Navigator services, he was able to meet his academic goals, connect with on campus services, and become more confident in himself. In spring 2020, Bob graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a B.A. in Liberal Arts with Art History and Philosophy concentration.