AdaptX is a comprehensive course for fitness and disability service professionals on how to create more inclusive fitness opportunities for individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities.

brendan.adaptx@gmail.com

Advocates champions people who face developmental, mental health, or other life challenges. We partner with individuals, families, and communities to shape creative solutions to even the greatest obstacles.

1881 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01701
508-628-6300
774-999-0606 (VP)
508-628-6301 (fax)

The Boston Children’s Hospital Down Syndrome Program, founded in 1967, offers highly specialized medical services and provides individualized management of complex challenges for patients, newborn through age 22, through an interdisciplinary clinical approach. With each appointment, we can also make referrals and connections with any of the other specialty clinics at Boston Children’s Hospital. The program is engaged in cutting-edge research studying neurodevelopment in Down syndrome, co-occurring medical and neurodevelopmental conditions, and interventions to improve development, cognition, and overall health outcomes. Our program has developed innovative care coordination, family resources, and holistic programming. ​​

300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
857-218-4329
angela.lombardo@childrens.harvard.edu

Chapel Haven Schleifer Center is nationally accredited transitional living program with a mission of empowering adults wtih developmental and social disabilities to live independent and self-determined lives. We offer residential programs in Connecticut, as well as virtual learning, day programs, recreation, vocational training, and a host of other supports.

(203) 397-1714
admission@chapelhaven.org
cchandler@chapelhaven.org
1040 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06515

Cranberry Sunset Farm rescues animals and provides a learning environment, on its 38 bucolic acres in Marstons mills, for children with extra needs. We offer alternative therapy for the children as well as the families that come to the farm. We consider ourselves a boutique in the learning world. We can work in the moment and individualize a child’s needs for that moment. Our sensory trails offer multiple therapies simultaneously, and the learning that happens is very profound compared to that in a classroom because all the senses are activated during the learning process, while the child is out in nature, riding a horse, and following instructions.

Cranberry Sunset Farm
1964 Main Street
Marstons Mills, MA 02648
leslieballotti@hotmail.com

Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome’s (D.A.D.S.) mission is to assist and support, through fellowship and action, the fathers and families of individuals with Down syndrome.

879 Bedford Street
Whitman, MA 02382
339-788-1460
dadsmass@yahoo.com

Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action is a membership association whose members are local, state, and regional Down syndrome associations. Long before there was DSAIA, staff and volunteers recognized how important it was to share experiences, exchange program materials, and find ways to learn from each other.

P.O. Box 7192
Missoula, Montana 59807
701-354-7255
info@dsaia.org

DSDN is the largest national organization supporting new and expectant parents with a Down syndrome diagnosis. The mission of the Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network is to connect, support, and provide accurate information to parents – and the medical professionals who serve them – from the time of diagnosis through age 3, while fostering the opportunity for life long connections. Our vision is that every Down syndrome diagnosis will be delivered in an unbiased, factual, and supportive way every time, and that families can quickly find meaningful connections.

PO Box 140
Stillwater, MN 55082
612-460-0765
info@dsdiagnosisnetwork.org

With the Attainable® Savings Plan, the ABLE plan offered by MEFA and managed by Fidelity Investments, individuals with disabilities and their families can save for their disability expenses while keeping benefits such as Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid.
Individuals can choose from various professionally managed investment portfolios, giving contributions a chance to grow tax-deferred and when used for qualified disability expenses are federal income tax-free. To learn more visit www.fidelity.com/attainable.

Mary Rubenis
Associate Director of Attainable Outreach
Ph 617-224-4843
attainable@mefa.org
https://www.mefa.org/save/attainable-savings-plan

Established in 1822, Fletcher Tilton is the ninth oldest in the nation and continues to be one of the region’s premier law firms. The firm is organized around core practice areas: Business & Corporate; Commerical Lending; Divorce & Family Law; Elder Law; Immigration; Labor & Emplpyment; Litigation; Real Estate; Special Needs Planning; Taxation; and Trust & Estate Planning Adminstration. In each of these areas, we have explanded our expertise into unique, more extensive subspecialties. Fletcher Tilton continues to provide quality legal counsel from their Massachuetts and Rhode Island offices.

370 Main Street, 12th Floor
Worcester, MA 01608
508-459-8000

We are a newsletter that shares special-needs webinars and events hosted by a variety of suport organizations located in Greater Massachusetts. Topics range from Caregiving Challenges, IEPs, COVID-19 and Disabilities, Disability Law, Guardianship and Trusts Planning, Recreation and Fun, Social Groups and much more!

Sign up for our newsletter here.

At Inclusive Fitness, we help create healthy lifestyles for neurodiverse people, their families, and communities. We do this by lowering barriers – with highly trained and experienced coaches, adaptive programming and a beautiful, accessible and sensory friendly place – so that we can raise the bar on what our athletes can accomplish.

We offer one on one and small group sessions both virtually and in-person, at our center conveniently located in the Metro-Boston area. Our programs are designed to make all of our athletes strong for a purpose: to build functional fitness and lifelong habits.

1665 VFW Pkwy
West Roxbury, MA 02132
617-706-7904
info@inclusivefit.net

Offering dynamic images for motivational, stock and advertising needs. Special products include t-shirts, merchandising, generic and customized greeting cards.

PO Box 310
Sheffield, MA 01257
tkubis@me.com

Legacy Enhancement is a national non-profit corporation established to assist individuals who are disabled or have special needs. The goal of our special needs trust is to protect you and your loved ones’ current and future assets by managing funds for supplemental needs and enriching your overall quality of life.

2020 Beaver Ave
Suite 206
Monaca, PA 15061

The LuMind IDSC Foundation empowers families and accelerates research to help people with Down syndrome thrive with improved health, independence, and opportunities to reach their fullest potential.

LuMind IDSC Foundation
20 Mall Road, Suite 200
Burlington, MA 01803
781-825-1300
LuMindIDSC@LuMindIDSC.org

MDSC hosts a grandparent network that allows grandmothers and grandfathers to connect with each other and share their stories, resources and support services. The MDSC recognizes the contributions that all family members make to the health, well-being and happiness of people with Down syndrome.

grandparents@mdsc.org

The Massachusetts General Hospital Down Syndrome Program integrates state-of-the-art resources with compassionalte, comprehensive care through a multi-disciplinary approach. We have five distinct clinical services to ensure that people with Down syndrome receive the specialty care that is specific for their age group: prenatal, infant/toddler, child, adolescent/young adult, adult.

185 Cambridge Street, Room 2222
Boston, MA 02114
617-643-8912
downsyndrome@partners.org

Michael G Avakian was born and raised in Boston. He has been a sports fan since five years old. His favorite sports teams are New England and California. Michael was the manager of the Varsity Football team in high school. He was also on the Principal’s Advisory Council and Superintendent’s Advisory Council. Mike has been painting for the last several years. He paints in acrylic and loves to paint sunsets and nature. His art includes landscapes and scenes from Boston, California, Cape Cod, Maine, New Hampshire, and beaches around the country.

Additionally, Mike turns his paintings into beautiful greeting cards for all occasions.

617-894-5901
michaelavakianartshop@gmail.com

The National Down Syndrome Society is the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome. NDSS envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations and become valued members of welcoming communities.

8 E 41st Street
8th Floor
New York, NY 10017
800-221-4602

As Pathfinder Village leverages its community strengths for individual fulfillment, we’re guilded by our COVID creed “Be Healthy, Be Kind, Be Patient” to innovate during the pandemic. Fully engaged, inclusive and optimistic, learn about our School, Camp, and residential programs at pathfindervillage.org.

3 Chenango Road
Edmeston, NY 13335
607-965-8377

Progressive Investors Network, LLC (PIN) is a team of experienced financial professionals who work with families and small business owners toward a more sustainable future. Our clients hire us to advocate their causes and financial future. Whether they integrate new cash flow management strategies, review insurance coverage, or build savings/investment strategies for a financial goal, it is all for their vision of a progressively more sustainable future for themselves, their children, and future generations. Often, this involves a focus on fossil fuel divestment and shareholder advocacy. Our team can help you achieve your dreams and goals with our proprietary investment sleeves. It starts with a personalized conversation where we discuss your dreams and goals, tolerances and avoidances, time horizon and risk tolerance, working toward a sustainable lifestyle, preparing for the unexpected, and leaving a legacy. Together, we want to help you achieve financial security and comfort, leaving you open to living a balanced and rewarding life, advocating for your beliefs.

348 Park Street
Suite 107
North Reading, MA 01864
781-239-1187
jwilson@pinboston.com

Seven Hills Foundation provides exceptional integrated clinical, educational and community-based supports to children and adults with disabilities and significant life challenges. Our professional staff is passionate about our work that helps people SEE the possibilities, BELIEVE in themselves, and ACHIEVE their dreams.

81 Hope Avenue
Worcester, MA 01603
508-755-2340
508-849-3882 (fax)

Special Needs Financial Planning are certified financial planning professionals and a parent and siblings of people with special needs. We have been working with families, like our own, to plan for their future and for the lifelong needs of their family member of a disability, for more than 20 years.

80 Blanchard Road Suite 201
Burlington, MA 01803

For over 35 years, Woodbine House has been your source for books on Down syndrome, providing expert information on best practices and solid advice to support children. Save 30% online through March 2021 on these books, including the new, second edition of Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome.

6510 Bells Mill Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
800-843-7323
info@woodbinehouse.com