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Social, Support, and Recreation Organizations

Access Recreation Boston

A comprehensive calendar for accessible recreation organizations in eastern MA; searchable by activity type, disability, age, and more.

AccesSport America

Inspires higher function and fitness for children and adults of all disabilities through high challenge sports.

Acelleron Maternal Health and Wellness

A premier pregnancy and parenting wellness center focused on providing the resources and supportive community parents need to become empowered in the process of growing their family.

Fun and Friends Connection

A forum for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and caregivers to access positive recreational and personal enrichment opportunities via the web.

Piers Park sailing

A community sailing center dedicated to providing affordable recreational, educational, and personal growth opportunities for people of all ages and abilities in Boston Harbor.

SPED Child and Teen

Disability camps, workshops, and events in Greater Massachusetts.

SMILE Mass

Helping families raising children and adults with disabilities create happy, healthy memories through vacation and recreation experiences, despite disability.

Sibshops

A national program dedicated to the life-long and ever-changing concerns of millions of brothers and sisters of people with special health, developmental, and mental health concerns.

Specialized Housing, Inc.

Helping families create independent living situations for adults with developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, and some  physical disabilities.

The Mother Connection

A fun, supportive and educational community organization for mothers and families in the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts.

Toward Independent Living and Learning (TILL)

Offers respite, family support, personal care assistance, supportive living options, information and referral.

Waypoint Adventure

A  non-profit educational organization that uses quality experiential and adventure-based programs to transform the lives of individuals with disabilities.

Information and Services

Institute for Human Centered Design

Committed to expanding opportunity and enhancing experience for people of all ages and abilities through excellence in design.

The Arc of Massachusetts

The Arc has 18 local Chapters that provide services and supports to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities – such as Mental Retardation, Down Syndrome, Autism, and cerebral palsy – and their families on a case-by-case basis.

Center for Health Policy and Research

UMass Medical School, takes multiple approaches to help individuals with disabilities and the families who care for them through multiple programs including Work Without Limits; Publishes "Disability Issues," a free newsletter.

Easter Seals

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

Family TIES of Massachusetts

Provides information and referral services, emotional support, and trainings to parents of children and youth with special needs.

Federation of Children with Special Needs

Provides information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities.

Health Care for All

Advocates making health care a right for all individuals. Helps parent problem-solve insurance issues.

Institute for Community Inclusion

Offers training, clinical, and employment services, conducts research, and provides assistance to organizations to promote inclusion of people with disabilities in school, work, and community activities.

Parent-Professional Advocacy League

Providing hope for children with mental health needs and their families through education, advocacy, outreach and support.

Partners for Youth with Disabilities

Empowers youth with disabilities to reach their full potential by providing transformative mentoring programs, youth development opportunities, and inclusion expertise.

State and Federal Resources

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