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- New and Expectant Parents
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- Policymakers and Advocates
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- Health Care Professionals
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- Down Syndrome and Autism
- Families of Diversity
- Research Opportunities
- General DS Information
Social and Recreational:
Alternative Leisure Company & Trips Unlimited -Provides recreation and travel for seniors and people with disabilities. From Maine to Alaska, Hawaii and Disney World, the Caribbean and Europe—the World is yours!!
The Arc of Massachusetts has 19 chapters throughout the state that offer a variety of community-based supports and services, education, and outreach.
Challenge Unlimited - Variety of services for people with and without disabilities, using horses and the wholesome environment of a working farm, while involving people in serving others through volunteering.
The Riot! - Newsletter, blog, online art gallery, toolkits, games and services to help individuals become stronger self-advocates.
Special Olympics -Provides year-round sports training and athletic competition as well as continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, prepare for entry into school and community programs, express courage, experience joy, and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics Athletes, and the community.
Citizen’s Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) - Statewide non-profit promoting affordable housing and community development.
MASS ACCESS: The Accessible Housing Registry - Free program helping people with disabilities find accessible rental housing in Massachusetts.
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Institute for Community Inclusion - Promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities. Has a self-determination guide to help job seekers.
Getting Hired - Careers & community for talented people with disabilities.
The RIDE - MBTA program providing door to door transportation to eligible people who cannot use general public transportation all or some of the time, because of a physical, cognitive or mental disability.
Cardinal Cushing Centers - Provides a life-centered approach in caring for children, adults, and seniors as well as their families in intergenerational communities on the South Shore of Massachusetts.
MA Department of Developmental Services - Helpful resources including a Turning 22 guide complete with statewide housing and employment resources.
Easter Seals - Services, education, outreach, and advocacy so you can live, learn, work, and play in the community.
House of Possibilities - Provides support and opportunities for people to enrich their lives, develop daily living skills, and enjoy a wide range of activities while creating a network of caring relationships.