We are honored to partner with so many fantastic organizations throughout Massachusetts. You can read about these organizations below and follow the links to learn more. If you’re interested in becoming one of our partners, contact us!
The Autism Alliance is a Massachusetts-based organization providing support, programs, and resources to families and individuals affected by autism spectrum disorders. We help Massachusetts families understand an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis, guide them through the next steps, and connect them to a supportive community.
Blue Wave Recreation is an inclusive center created to provide a destination in the community for both children and adults with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental challenges. Our program was developed to support those with different abilities by offering adapted wellness programs dedicated to promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports, art, yoga and small group social skills classes. Blue Wave’s focus in on ACCEPTANCE, FITNESS AND FUN for all our members.
Bridgewell strengthens communities by providing an unmatched range of social and human services that empower people with disabilities and other life challenges to live safe, self-directed and productive lives. Bridgewell delivers support through community housing, day programs, outpatient treatment, recovery services, education and employment training through Eastern Massachusetts. We’re committed to helping people in need, from those with autism to people with substance use disorders, become engaged members of their communities. Bridgewell is also the industry leader in developing innovative offerings in response to unmet or emerging needs.
Career Resources is a non-profit that supports youth and adults with a wide array of intellectual and developmental disabilities. CRC’s programs provide recreation and vocational opportunities for people with disabilities. Activities offer a strong focus on community activities, with the goal to develop personal, social, and membership skills.
Founded in 1954 and formerly known as EMARC , Communitas provides individualized support for people of all abilities. We offer family-centered services and resources – as well as employment and volunteering opportunities – for more than 1,000 families from Everett, Lynn, Lynnfield, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Saugus, Stoneham, Wakefield and surrounding communities. Communitas welcomes, values, respects and supports people of all abilities. Our mission is to meet individual needs – whatever they are and however they change – while inspiring dreams. We advocate passionately while compassionately delivering services and programs that expand opportunities, empower people, support independence and enrich lives.
LifeLinks, Inc. is a private, non-profit human service agency headquartered in Chelmsford, MA. that provides services and supports for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Our programs are designed to build independence, value individuality and enrich lives. We continually refine and expand our services to meet the unique and ever-changing needs of the people we support.
With a highly competent and dedicated staff, building-wide wireless internet access, and a variety of resources, the Melrose Public Library stands ready to provide high quality, cost effective library service.
Northeast Arc changes lives for children and adults with disabilities and their families. Our goal is to ensure that everyone is given every opportunity and is able to live, work and participate in the community in the way they choose.
Since 1975, NEC’s mission has been to support member districts by offering high quality, cost-effective school programs, consultation, professional development, support services and resources. We aim to ensure that districts can provide successful learning experiences for all students, including those with complex or low-incidence special needs.
Roman Music Therapy Services currently provides services to the following two NEC programs: EMBARK which serves post-secondary young adults age 18 to 22 with learning delays and/or intellectual disabilities and the SOAR Program which is a specially designed transition program for students ages 18-22 with Asperger’s Syndrome, anxiety disorders and related diagnoses. Both programs are located in the Enterprise Center at Salem State University in Salem, MA.
Bangalore to Singapore, Norway to Chile, drum circles and other facilitated, interactive rhythm experiences, are being used for every imaginable outcome, from corporate team building, to youth empowerment, from addressing special needs challenges, to celebrating birthdays. People of all ages and backgrounds are using rhythm as a way to experience their unique value as human beings and connect to their communities. Drum Circles are powerful opportunities for self-expression and bonding, and they require no musical experience. Inclusion and mutual support are at the heart of their intention, and yes, this is done through the joyful, creative, and energizing use of rhythm!
Realizing Children’s Strengths (RCS) Learning Center is a leading not-for-profit, chapter 766 approved private special educational school that provides the highest quality individualized behavioral and educational services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disabilities. For over a decade RCS Learning Center has exceeded the standards for teaching students with Autism through the use of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment methodology with an emphasis on Verbal Behavioral Model for teaching communication and language skills. Individualized curriculum, programming, and 1:1 support is tailored to meet the needs of each student that includes specialized vocational program for students 14 years and older. RCS Learning Center is based in Natick, MA.
Since 1946, Tartt’s mission has been to provide high quality childcare for professionals. Tartt’s is dedicated to caring for and nurturing the total child; the goal is to encourage the development of happy, confident, healthy children who are enthusiastic learners. Tartt’s programming emphasis is on helping very young children develop social, physical and academic skills they will need to succeed in school.
The Children’s Workshop is dedicated to providing high quality child care and learning for young children. With locations throughout RI and MA, we have created a nurturing environment where children can feel happy, confident, and proud of what they accomplish. Our curriculum provides a strong foundation for children’s academic success and our programs are innovative, challenging and fun. The cornerstone of our success is a dedicated team of teachers who are professionals in the field of early childhood education.
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Toward Independent Living and Learning (TILL) is committed to working with individuals and their families to create meaningful lives, connected to one’s community and all that it has to offer. We provide individualized residential, vocational, therapeutic, and support services, which grow and evolve to meet the ever changing needs of the people we support.