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Teen and Young Adult Resources
Social and Recreational Resources:
ARC- The Arc of Massachusetts has 19 chapters throughout the state that offer a variety of community-based supports and services, education, and outreach.
The Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) offers a range of affordable programs including teen center activities, afterschool programs, youth employment, recreation and enrichment. They have 35 locations throughout Boston.
The Bridge Center - Building Resilience and Independence for people with Disabilities through Growth and Empowerment
Challenge Unlimited - A 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.
House of Possibilities - HOPe 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.
Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism - Comprehensive listing of accessible activities throughout Massachusetts.
Special Olympics - Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA) 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.
Preparing for the Future:
CLASS - Provide services that promote personal choice, growth and full participation in your community.
Creative Living - Education, training, and social activities.
MA Department of Developmental Services - Helpful resources including a Turning 22 guide complete with a transition timeline and recreational resources. *Elaine: PDF attached
SPED Child and Teen - Teen and Young Adult page has transition resources, support groups, and information on scholarships and internships.