Community Organizations

Community outreach

Organization/Website

Description

Movement Disorders Center
www.bidmc.org
The Movement Disorders Center offers highly innovative, intensive and comprehensive care for Huntington’s disease and other movement disorders. The HDSA provides a wide array of educational materials for distribution to our patients.
The Cotting School
Lexington, MA
www.cotting.org
Cotting School creates an inclusive community, which fosters academic achievement, skill development and social-emotional maturity. We meet the unique needs of students with a broad spectrum of learning and communication disabilities, physical challenges and complex medical conditions by providing an array of integrated services. We value partnerships among students and families, staff, public funding agencies, donors, and volunteers. We provide outreach services, nationally and internationally, to expand our commitment and expertise in the field of special education. We design our day and residential training programs to enable students to realize their highest potential both during and after their enrollment.
Institute for Community Inclusion at
Children’s Hospital
Boston, MA
www.communityinclusion.org/
The Down Syndrome Program offers specialized services for all children with Down syndrome and their families. The Down syn­drome program staff works closely with children, parents, medical specialists, community physicians, and educators. Angela also coordinates the Linking Hands Program which has been developed to teach residents what family life is like for children with chronic illnesses and disabilities
Linking Hands is a program that raises awareness of pediatric residents to the effect that caring for a child with special health care needs has on families. The program started in 1998 in honor of the memory of Dr. Marilynn Haynie, former director of the Children’s Hospital Coordinated Care Service, an outstanding physician, and a mentor to residents.
League School of Greater Boston
Walpole, MA
www.leagueschool.org
For more than 40 years, the League School of Greater Boston has been a leading educator of children and young adults with autism spectrum disorder. As one of the first schools to specialize in teaching children with autism, League’s approach is built on innovation as well as established programs that have proven to help students reach their greatest potential.
Massachusetts Hospital School Foundation
Canton, MA
www.mhsf.us
The Massachusetts Hospital School Foundation (MHSF) is a 501(c) (3) organization whose sole purpose is to raise funds for the children. The Massachusetts Hospital School Board of Trustees is the governing body for the Foundation. It is through these funds, privately raised, that the patient/students enjoy a variety of recreational and therapeutic activities as well as community experiences that would otherwise not be available to them. In other words, while the state ensures that their medical and educational needs are met in a safe, healthy environment, these donations provides the children with the tools and experiences they need to thrive and fully realize their potential as individuals.
Perkins School for the Blind
Watertown, MA
www.perkins.org
Perkins is a progressive, multi-faceted organization committed to improving the lives of people with blindness and deafblindness all around the world. Our five areas of focus operate every day to carry out Perkins’ aspirational mission. Our organization is driven by a proven team of experts. Our history of excellence pushes us to actively seek the next innovation the world holds. We are Perkins – ever evolving to meet the challenge.
Vinfen
Cambridge, MA
www.vinfen.org
For over 35 years, Vinfen has been dedicated to transforming lives. We are a leading provider of community-based services to people with psychiatric conditions, intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain injuries, and behavioral health challenges. Our dedicated staff uses the latest in science-based interventions to support the people we serve in achieving their goals and leading more independent, productive, and valued lives as members of their community.