Ensures equal opportunity in life achievement for Boston youth by enforcing a child’s right to a quality education; offers technical assistance, legal representation, and training to families.
Maintains resource information on activities, opportunities, and other fun information for children and teens, plus important information and resources for parents.
Inclusive arts programs: music, art, and dance/movement ther- apy for individuals or groups. CHAMPS after-school programs; staff will travel into the community.
Information specialists housed in offices throughout the state are linked to their own comprehensive database and are avail- able to assist and direct families to local services. Statewide Hotline: 211.
MBTA’s paratransit service; provides door-to-door transportation to those who are unable to use public transportation because of physical, cognitive, psychiatric, or sensory disability.
Provides residential, clinial, family support services, day/vocational and social rograms to meet the needs of individuals of all ages with autism spectrum disorder, developmental disabilites, aquired brain injuries, mental health issues, and other specialized needs.
Services include counseling, play therapy, cognitive- behavioral therapy; parent and school consultations, and summer programs.
Agency services to families with special needs, including information and referral, financial assistance, PCAs,support groups, residential and day supports for adults.
Recreational and skill building activities for children and youth with disabilities summer camp, horseback riding, after school and weekend activities.
The mission of The Guild for Human Services is to educate encourage and empower individuals with intellectual disabilities so they may achieve their full potential to lead high-quality lives and participate meaningfully in society.
Mission is to provide year round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and youth with intellectual disabilities in the Boston/Metrowest area.
TGH School helps Boston Public School parents and caregivers and their children gain access to the skills and hardware needed for 21st century success.
Boston Medical Center oversees this therapeutic, medically-specialized program for children of all ages.
A hippotherapy program geared for children with special needs. REINBOW is located Churchill Stables at Huckins Farm in Bedford.
A program at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester specifically designed to encourage the educational and social enrichment and advancement of children with special needs.
Community sailing center in Boston’s Inner Harbor, provides year-round recreational and personal growth opportunities for people of all ages and abilities.
Services include residential, day, habilitation, and vocational training, including the ASCENT Advocacy, Social Skills, Career Exploration, Networking and Transitions-after-school program for individuals ages 14-22.
Community-based services to those confronting emotional difficulties, mental illness, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, or other challenges in daily living.
ILCs are controlled and directed by persons with disabilities, for the purpose of empowering people with disabilities to advocate and take control of their lives.
An all volunteer, non-profit organization that gives children with disabilities a chance to play baseball as part of a team in an organized league at no cost to their family.
Assists families to affordable housing; regional provider of rental voucher assistance to disabled, and low/moderate income resi- dents of Boston and 29 surrounding communities.
Applications for public insurance, answers question about cover- age, public programs, private and non-group insurance options, multilingual services, pharmacy programs and low cost dental services.
Bringing inner peace to the community and families affected by violence. Programs are aimed at providing emotional support to families dealing with traumas associated with violence.
Services individual’s emotional and/or behavioral challenges, providing outpatient, residential, and academic services Therapeutic Mentoring and In-Home Therapy services through the Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI).
Baseball League for girls and boys with special needs ages 5 to high school graduation.
Provides information and referrals, distributes its Family Education workbook, and coordinates a parent-to-parent program for families of children with neurological challenges.
Provides a wide variety of support services to individuals with disabilities of all ages, including Information and Referral Services, social connections, adult planning and day services.
This program at Triangle, Inc. empowers people with disabilities and organizations to prevent abuse and promote healthy relationships.
Creates opportunities for refugees and immigrants to succeed through settlement, education, career advancement, and pathways to citizenship.
Variety of programs to support all children, of all ages. Counseling, after-school programs, parenting supports available. Also hosts a respite program to offer hourly or overnight care for children who are HIV infected or affected.
Mission is to lend home-based health/hospital equipment to those in need. Recipients must be willing to promptly return equipment when no longer needed. Equipment is loaned free of charge and sponsored by Masonic Lodges across eastern MA.
Committed to working with and for the Haitian community in the areas of culturally appropriate health education, support and advocacy, and opportunities for economic development.
Offers housing in family, individual shelter units, and transitional housing in Boston, Cambridge, and Medford. Also maintains Community Legal Assistance Service Project.
Provides and promotes speech communication training for children and adults with hearing loss.
Enhances the lives of children affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder with a range of comprehensive services to address recreational, educational, social, and economic circumstances.
Provides a compassionate and positive environment where children with complex medical, mental health and educational needs receive specialized care so that children can reach their fullest potential and live their best life.
Adaptive sports programs for children who have special needs.
Provides programs in English and Spanish to support parents’ emotional needs and promotes parenting skills.
Using an arts-based curriculum, mentors help kids who have learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder understand their way of learning and building self-esteem.
Provides long- and short-term respite for children and adults with developmental disabilities, plus an array of supports for individuals with disabilities and their families.
DEAF, Inc’s mission is to encourage and empower deaf individuals to lead an independent and productive life. We provide comprehensive support.
Courageous Sailing is a community that embraces sailing as a platform for life-long learning, personal growth and leadership; a center of sailing excellence committed to removing barriers to access for all Boston youth, the public and people with physical and intellectual challenges.
Provides music therapy education and music therapy to those who most likely would not receive such opportunities due to social, environmental, emotional and financial constraints.
A variety of adaptive rowing programs for youth and adults who have physical and intellectual disabilities, and veterans Approved USOC Paralympic Sports Club.
Provides 1:1 tutoring and assessment services to all ages in all subject areas. Specializing in working with individuals who learn differently.
A range of services including COMPASS School, a day program in Jamaica Plain, Holden School, a middle/high school program in Chelsea, and supports for families who have involvement with the Department of Children and Families.
Provides high quality education and family services to a diverse population of children, ages 4 months to 5 years old. Programs are located in Burlington, Lexington, Watertown, Waltham and Woburn.
Offers comprehensive audiological services.
Short-term emergency stabilization and respte for DDS referred adults with specialized needs. Operated by TILL, Inc.
To provide comprehensive, effective, and innovative community- oriented rehabilitation services to individuals significantly challenged by mental illness in the Boston area.
Provides training, advocacy, and social opportunities to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families including residential services, family support, intensive foster care, and adoptive planning.
To prevent unnecessary institutionalization of the elderly and disabled, while providing worthwhile jobs for local people.
A catalysyt for the inclusion of individuals with special needs in all aspects of performing and visial arts education and is deeply committed to providing educational opportunities in the arts for all learners. Highly trained instructors tailor their teaching to meet each individual student’s needs in a safe and welcoming environment.
Offers a variety of counseling, pastoral, and grief services to families, including support groups and an annual memorial service.
Non-profit institution in Boston offering ballet and adaptive dance classes for all ages. Scholarship and financial assistance available.
Controlled and directed by persons with disabilities, ILCs provide advocacy services, information, referrals, peer counseling, and independent living skills training.
To facilitate full participation in all aspects of life by persons with disabilities, the Commission works to remove architectural, procedural, attitudinal, and communication barriers.