Information specialists are available to assist and direct families to local services.
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.
UMass Lowell’s DifferenceMaker program sponsors sporting events for individuals with developmental disabilities with help from college athlete volunteers.
Services include counseling, play therapy, cognitive- behavioral therapy; parent and school consultations, and summer pro- grams.
Triangle partners with schools, community organizations, and businesses to promote integrated school-to-work career training and placement.
Supports individuals and families in dire need as a result of life- threatening illnesses or other catastrophic situations.
We offer both mounted and immounted programs to individuals of all abilities, community groups, rehabilitative agencies and the general public.
Social, recreational, sporting events, and activities for children and adults. Siblings and families are included.
Strives to meet the needs of the community through music thera- py experiences; uses the power of music to support personal and interpersonal growth.
A hippotherapy program geared for children with special needs. Reinbow is located at two sites, Windrush and Liberty TreeFarms.
Available 7 days a week and designed to provide a fun, safe, nur- turing and accepting recreational opportunity to families.
Provides accessibility to social, recreation, education and pre- vocational opportunities to clients and respite for their families through day and evening/weekend programs.
Community sailing center in Boston’s Inner Harbor, provides year-round recreational and personal growth opportunities for people of all ages and abilities.
Enhances the quality of life for people with disabilities by pro- moting a culture of dignity and respect and ensuring individual- ized services to maximize independence.
Provides a variety of services for a network of parents, profes- sionals, and friends. Services include: social and recreation opportunities, workshops, public education, parent and sibling support groups, advocacy support, and respite.
Free legal advice and representation to low-income and elderly persons, representing those with a denial of public benefits, disabled children and adults who are denied Social Security, domestic violence cases, housing, and landlord/tenant cases.
This network’s activities raise awareness of adult education issues. Programs include free basic literacy and high school equivalency test prep courses in small, individualized classes.
Youth Career Centers assist area youth looking for career assistance and job opportunities. Services are free. Assessment services, personalized career planning, job shadowing, referrals, apprenticeships, and training.
Resource center for families and professionals offering educa- tional materials, community resource information, and support programs focused on special needs and at-risk youth.
High-quality educational information, community resources and parent support programs for families who have children with special needs and who are at-risk.
Provides a range of resources through the Behavioral Health Library. Hosts conferences, workshops, family support programs, and can assist you with your research needs.
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.
Pediatric skilled nursing facility offers long and short term respite care for children with highly specialized medical needs.
Information, referrals and legal assistance for families in Lynn, with referrals throughout Massachusetts.
Provides education training and support to individuals with de- velopmental disabilities: day habilitation and community based day support programs, residential services, school consultation, and home-based therapies.
Information and support for families of people with autism; supports a par- ent/professional network, facilitates a parent support group.
Provides a variety of support services for individuals who have intellectual or developmental challenges and their families.
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.
Provides services and supports in Southern NH and Northeast Massachusetts for people with developmental disabilities includ- ing residential care, non-vocational day programs, shared living, independent living, family support and education & recreation activities.
Lowell’s paratransit service provides door to door transportation to those who are unable to use LRTA’s fixed route bus service.
Dedicated to working with the blind and visually impaired, offer- ing social activities for children, teens, and adults.
Provides recreational, social, and sports opportunities for indi- viduals with disabilities, ages 5-40.
Instructive horseback riding programs for people with disabilities. Many offer a sliding fee scale. Provides listing of PATH Intl. programs throughout the state.
Art classes for children with special needs.
Free English classes for immigrant and refugee adults. Staffs a guidance counselor/coordinator for American Disability Act.
ILCs are controlled and directed by persons with disabilities and provide advocacy services, information, and referral, peer coun- seling, and independent living skills training.
Provides and promotes speech communication training for chil- dren and adults with hearing loss.
Offers housing in family, individual shelter units, and transitional housing in Boston, Cambridge, and Medford. Also maintains Community Legal Assistance Service Project.
Offers social opportunities to children 3 months to 6 years, with complex medical needs requiring individualized education, developmental, and rehabilitative services.
Offers intensive case management services, respite, flexible funding, support groups, Latino medical services, recreation, and residential services for persons with developmental disabilities.
Therapeutic horseback riding and hippotherapy under the di- rection of a physical therapist or therapeutic riding instructor for people with disabilities.
Works to raise funds in the local community for families of chil- dren who have Autism Spectrum Disorder, raise Autism Aware- ness, and build community. Offers grants to Everett families to benefit their child who has Autism.
DEAF, Inc’s mission is to encourage and empower deaf individuals to lead an independent and productive life. We provide compre- hensive support.
Soccer training for active kids 7-18 years old with ambulatory cerebral palsy, stroke, or traumatic brain injury. CP Soccer is building a national league which includes a regional team, CP Soccer New England, practicing in MA from October to May. Plans include a summer 2020 camp and international tourna- ment in NJ.
Multi-service agency offering recreation and rehabilitation programs, Early Intervention, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, day care, and personal care attendants.
A variety of adaptive rowing programs for youth and adults who have physical and intellectual disabilities, and veterans Approved USOC Paralympic Sports Club.
CTI offers numerous programs across four divisions to assist with housing, food, child care and fuel assistance for those encounter- ing financial hardships.
Offers comprehensive audiological services.
Provides 1:1 tutoring and assessment services to all ages in all subject areas. Specializing in working with individuals who learn differently.
Offers mental health services, parent-to-parent support, men- tors, and intensive family services. Local offices in Lynn, Law- rence, and Gloucester.
Offers family counseling, advocacy, parent mentors, legal consul- tation, family outings and groups. Services are free, confidential and voluntary.
Offers a team experience to players with physical and or intel- lectual disabilities ages 5-adult. This is available to residents of Chelmsford, as well as other communities.
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.
Provides information, training, and support for grandparents raising their grandchildren.
Offers a variety of counseling, pastoral, and grief services to fam- ilies, including support groups and an annual memorial service.