Information and Advocacy

  • Epilepsy Foundation of New England®
    An independent affiliate of the Epilepsy Foundation of America, whose mission is to lead the fight in overcoming the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures and save lives.

    650 Suffolk Street, #40
    Lowell, MA 01854
  • Epilepsy Foundation of America®
    An organization that aims to lead the fight in overcoming the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures and save lives.

    8301 Professional Place Ease, Suite 200
    Landover, MD 20785
    (301) 577-2684
  • Federation for Children with Special Needs®
    An organization that provides information, support and assistance to families of children with disabilities, their professional partners and their communities. They host conferences and workshops and offer advocacy ideas.

    529 Main Street, Suite 1M3
    Boston, MA 02129
    (617) 236-7210
  • Easter Seals Organization®
    An organization that offers high-quality programs for people with disabilities, veterans, seniors and their families. This includes autism services, Early Intervention, workforce development, adult day care and more. Easter Seals is part of educational evaluations when your child turns 18.

    141 W. Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1400A
    Chicago, IL 60684
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation® of MA and RI
    The New England branch of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which aims to create life-changing wishes for children who have critical illnesses.

    One Bulfinch Place, 2nd floor
    Boston, MA 02114
    (617) 367-9474

Life Skills

  • Price Center®
    An organization that offers social skills training, career training, networking and other life skill services to people with disabilities and other special needs.

    27 Christina Street
    Newton, MA 02141
  • The Arc of Massachusetts®
    An organization that empowers families and people with disabilities across all ages with services and opportunities that help with aspects of independence, community, inclusion and advocacy.

    217 South Street
    Waltham, MA 02453

Recreational Activities

Day camps and other activities

  • Camp Arrowhead®
    A summer day camp for children and adults who have disabilities.

    1055 Worcester Street
    Natick, MA 01760
    (508) 647-6530
  • Miss Amazing, Inc.®
    A pageant for girls and women with disabilities that creates a supportive environment to showcase abilities and talents.
  • Best Buddies® in Massachusetts and Rhode Island
    An organization that offers one-on-one friends, integrated employment and leadership development programs for people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

    529 Main Street, Suite 202
    Boston, MA 02129
    (617) 778-0522

Adaptive Sports

  • Wachusett Mountain Adaptive Ski Program®
    An adaptive sports program that helps people of all ages and abilities enjoy winter snow sports.

    P.O. Box 505
    Waterville Valley, NH 03215
    (508) 485-0986
  • Massachusetts Special Olympics®
    An organization that provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults who have intellectual disabilities.

    Yawkey Sports Training Center
    512 Forrest Street
    Marlborough, MA 01725
    (508) 485-0986
  • Access Sport America®
    An organization that offers fitness, sailing lessons and other high-challenge sports to children and adults who have various disabilities.

    119 High Street
    Acton, MA 01720
    (508) 485-0986

Horseback Riding

  • Horse senseAbility® at Wildstar Farm
    An organization dedicated to helping underserved and at-risk youth and young adults develop life skills by working with horses in a peaceful, rural environment.

    16 Nason Hill Lane
    Sherborn, MA 01770
    (508) 744-6774
  • Lovelane Horseback Riding®
    A program for children and adults with special needs that aims to provide high-quality, therapeutic horseback riding in a fun and supportive environment to achieve occupational, speech, physical, cognitive and other therapeutic gains.

    40 Baker Bridge Road
    Lincoln, MA 01773
    (508) 744-6774

Rev. 1/2021. Mass General for Children and Massachusetts General Hospital do not endorse any of the brands listed on this handout. This handout is intended to provide health information so that you can be better informed. It is not a substitute for medical advice and should not be used to treatment of any medical conditions.