Boating, Cycling & Summer Fun for All Abilities
June 14th, 2015In addition to our info about Accessible Pools and Beaches, this week we are also posting many of the state and local inclusive recreation. Find specialized and adapted kayaks, canoes and sailboats, adaptive bikes, mountain wheelchairs, and support for cognitive or intellectual challenges. So whether you choose cool off or get hot - just get going!

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Adaptive Kayaking, Sailing & Rowing

Sailing & Rowing in Boston and Holyoke, Kayaking in Concord, Hopkinton, Goshen, Waltham, and Worcester. All ages and abilities can find inclusive and accessible outdoor fun with the DCR Universal Access program. Find specialized specialized rowing shells and adaptive Read More

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Adaptive Hiking & Cycling

Cycling in Brighton and Hadley. Adaptive Hiking is offered in many of major state parks in Massachusetts. Find adaptive and assistive biking for all ages and abilities with the DCR Universal Access Program. Adaptive bikes for adults and kids, including hand cycles, trikes, tandems, and Read More

Accessible Pools, Beaches & Beach Wheelchairs in MA

Outdoor Swimming Pool Lifts are at all of the State Parks and Recreation's pools. The pools are free. Accessibility and contact details is on the DCR Massparks Accessible Pool Page. • Agawam: Gerald J. Mason Memorial …Read More

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The Aspire College "Boot Camp" for High-Cognitive Autism Spectrum & Related Disorders

Lexington, July 13 - 17. The Aspire College Boot Camp program helps college-bound high school seniors and young adults with high- cognitive autism spectrum disorders or a related profiles transition into college. In this one… Read More

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Early Start Denver Model ASD Trainings for Parents/Professionals

Waltham, August 10th. Early Start Denver Model Introductory Trainings in Massachusetts for Parents and Professionals living and working with young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Come learn why …Read More

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Last Minute Special-Needs & Inclusive Camps

• Our Camp Page is still receiving new information for last-minute and/or end-of-summer programs. To make it easier to find a program near your area, our Camp Page now lists by city and region. Read More

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Relationships/Sexuality - Developmental Disability

Westwood, June 25th. A parent and professional training to learn new methods and ways to talk with your child, teen or young adult with developmental disabilities about relationship and sexuality issues. Discuss relationships, Personal Boundaries and Body Rights … Read More

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Free Fun Fridays

Free Fun Fridays - 2015 

Free admission to museums and cultural venues all summer: June 26th venues: MIT Museum, Norman Rockwell Museum, Peabody Essex Museum, Tanglewood, The House of the Seven Gables, The Mount Edith Wharton's Home, Worcester Art Museum. July 3rd Amelia Park Museum, Boston ..Read More

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Sail Cape Cod Adaptive Adult 'Learn-To-Sail'

Hyannis, June through August. Sail Cape Cod provides sailing opportunities for those with intellectual, cognitive & developmental challenges. Lessons have been specially designed to provide Read More

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"Artful Healing" for Autism Spectrum

Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, July 11th & August 8th. For ages 6 - 8 and 10-12. Artful Healing and Beyond the Spectrum offer a specially designed program for Autism Spectrum, including Asperger’s…Read More

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Down Syndrome New Family Social

Burlington, August 8th. Massachusetts' Down Syndrome Congress. For families of children with Down syndrome three years old and younger and expectant families, join MDSC staff and other new families for …Read More

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Autism-Friendly Day Out With Thomas™

North Conway, NH, July 19th & 26th. This reservations-only Autism-Friendly Day Out With Thomas™ is a special “Autism-Friendly” train, where cars will be reserved for families who have a child on the spectrum. These…Read More

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Ask Us How to Sponsor a Calendar Post

Here's How: Your organization's ad or logo can be added to a calendar event with our Calendar Upgrade Advertisement package. Pick out a package that will upgrade an event that we have editorially deemed  … Read More

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Adoption Party For Waiting Kids In Foster Care

Andover, August 9th. If you adopt a child with physical or intellectual special needs their health insurance and services will be covered through Mass Health. This event is a chance for families to meet and interact with waiting children …Read More

Autism - Events & Grants!

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ACT Today! Autism Grants & SOS Grants 

Applications open July 1st - 31st, 2015. ACT Today! grants are designed to provide access to individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. Grant payments will be made directly to pre-approved treatment providers, assessors or materials vendors. Grants does not cover Read More

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Strategies for Anxiety: Autism Conference

Providence, RI, August 4th. Accepting the Challenge: Practical and Effective Strategies for Students with Anxiety, will feature Jessica Minahan, the author of "The Behavior Code".This conference is for parents and educators of elementary, middle, and high school students with AS and similar autism spectrum profiles, and …Read More

Technolgy & Transition to Adult


Learning Disability APPs for Time Management & Organization

Newton, July 15th. Free. For students with, or parents and guardians of students with language based or attention disabilities. Learn information about tools that can be used to maximize independence and efficiency in a school Read More

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Smart Pens for Learning Disabilities

Newton, July 22nd. Free. Learn about this new format of note taking, where recordings and notes are synced. For students with, or parents and guardians of students with language based or attention … Read More

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Assistive Technology Boot Camps & Workshops

Summer 2015 - in Boston, Bourne, Malden and Worcester. Easter Seals Assistive Technology Summer Bootcamps and Workshops. Enhance your AAC skills and knowledge this summer. You can choose from  …Read More

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Parent Transition Support Groups

Attleboro, The Arc of Bristol County, Summer/Fall. Support group meetings are the second Tuesday of each month. Is your child between the ages of 16 - 22 and in the process of transitioning out of Read More

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