Easter Seals Disability Services

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Who We Are

Easter Seals provides services to ensure that children and adults with disabilities have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play.

Easter Seals’ vision is that all people with disabilities are empowered to reach their full potential.

Easter Seals services help people of all ages with all kinds of disabilities -- individuals disabled through illness, accident or aging, 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, Worcester and New Bedford.

The goal of all Easter Seals services is to help people live as full and independent lives as possible, right in their own communities.

Easter Seals' supporters in Massachusetts include nearly 110,000 individuals, foundations, corporations, small businesses and service clubs.

89% of all money raised for Easter Seals in Massachusetts goes directly to serve people with disabilities in the Commonwealth.

Easter Seals Services

  • Assistive Technology - Hardware, software and adaptations that link people with disabilities to technology that expands their capacities to function independently
  • Employment and Training Services - Evaluation, skill building and support that help people with disabilities join today's computer-centered workforce
  • Rehabilitation Services - Physical, occupational and speech therapy in nursing homes, schools, early intervention programs, homes and other community settings
  • Disability Resource Information - Answers on programs, services and equipment in communities all over Massachusetts*
  • Camp - Memorable summer experiences for disabled children and young adults
  • Advocacy - Grassroots activities that help shape public policy to meet the needs of people with disabilities
  • Assistive Technology Regional Center - People with disabilities can see, touch and borrow assistive technology devices to make more informed decisions regarding the technology that will meet their needs. 
  • Youth Leadership - The Easter Seals Youth Leadership Program provides opportunities for young people with disabilities, ages 13 to 25, to develop their abilities and expand the possibilities they see for themselves.
  • Youth Transition Services - Easter Seals works with high school students with disabilities as they prepare to make the transition to adulthood and gives their families and educators the tools they need to assist the student to achieve their vision.
  • The Massachusetts Assistive Technology Loan Program: An alternative Financing Program.  This program provides access to low interest cash loans for the purchase of assistive devices and services to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.
*Member, Massachusetts Network of Information Providers for People with Disabilities

 

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