Old Colony YMCA YAbilites Programming
445 Central Street
Stoughton, MA 02072
781-341-2016 ext. 235
Program Director: Chelsea Zawadzki
Old Colony Y welcomes people of all ages and abilities. We provide a variety of adaptive programs designed to engage children with Autism, Asperger's, Down syndrome, and their families. Developed for parents, by parents, Y-Ability is offered at no cost in all 7 of our branches.
Contact your local branch for more information or view your branch's program brochure.
The Bridge Center, 470 Pine Street, Bridgewater, MA, 508-697-7557
New Bedford Ballet, 2343 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA 02746, 508-993-1387
Mission: Massachusetts Youth Soccer, a nonprofit educational and service organization, is dedicated to the ongoing development of youth soccer players, coaches, referees, clubs and leagues in an inclusive, safe, affordable and fun environment.
Vision: Massachusetts Youth Soccer supports US Soccer’s efforts to make soccer the preeminent sport for all children, creating a lifelong passion and love for the game.
We Believe in: Leadership driven by fair play and sportsmanship; Affordable and inclusive player development; Commitment to education of coaches, referees and clubs; Promoting a fun, safe and healthy soccer environment.
South Shore SNAP
PO Box 48
Hingham, MA 02043
Our Programs: Our programs are staffed by adult coaches along with middle and high school mentors who serve as peer role models and “teammates.” These members of our community are moms and dads, brothers and sisters, teachers and specialists. Some may have degrees in special education or other therapeutic training, while many others may not. What they share, however, is a passion for enriching the lives and experiences of our special needs community. South Shore SNAP programs are designed to be flexible, and prerequisite skills are not required. Coaches and mentors strive to meet each particular child at his or her own level, providing 1:1 assistance for those who require it. All of our volunteers are CORI checked and trained prior to working with our participants. Families are encouraged to provide input on the child’s abilities or limitations. Our goal is for everyone to have a happy, healthy experience!
Stoughton Youth Commission
South Shore Conservatory - Music Therapy group for children, “Move and Groove”
Understood.org supports youth with learning differences, their families and their educators with articles, videos and other resources.
Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center article offers tips on how parents can support their children with special needs in distance learning.