Category Archives: Special Needs

Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

With more than a 110 years of experience, the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a leader in the field of vision rehabilitation. Our partner optometrists, occupational therapists, peer support group leaders and 1:1 community volunteers helped more than 1,100 Massachusetts residents live with dignity and independence this year.

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Chinese Bible Church of Greater Lowell

Chinese Bible Church of Lowell (CBCGL) was established in 1989. CBCGL has three congregations that speak English, Mandarin and Cantonese. We have English and Chinese Worship on Sundays and fellowship and AWANA on Fridays.

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Strongwater Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Strongwater Farm strives to enrich lives through the healing power of horses. The mission is to enhance and enrich lives by providing education, social opportunities and emotional support for its communities through equine assisted activities and therapies.

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Chelmsford Senior Center / Council on Aging

We identify and promote programs which are designed to meet the physical, emotional, and social needs of residents who are 60 years of age and older. Special Services include transportation, nutrition, health, outreach, respite care, home care, fuel assistance, Adult Supportive Day Program, Meals on Wheels, Friendly Visitor Program, support groups, recreational & social activities, the “Senior Citizen Messenger” monthly newsletter, and information & referral.

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Challenge Unlimited at Ironstone Farm

Challenge Unlimited at Ironstone Farm offers a variety of therapeutic riding programs for people of all ages. Volunteers assist lessons by leading horses and sidewalking next to clients to provide encouragement and stability.

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NuPath Inc.

Our mission is to provide for people with disabilities the support needed to live, work, learn, grow, and participate to their fullest potential in their community.

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Thom Anne Sullivan Center Early Intervention Program

Serves families of children (birth-3) who have been diagnosed or are at risk for developmental disabilities or delays. Provides screening, assessments, counseling and support services for high risk infants. Home visits by educators, social workers, nurses, and physical, occupational, and speech therapists. Parent groups, parent-child groups, parent support and education. Founded 1921.

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LifeLinks, Inc.

LifeLinks, Inc. is a private, non-profit human service agency headquartered in Chelmsford, MA that provides services and supports for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Our services include residential care, non-vocational day programs, shared living, independent living, family support and educational/recreational activities. Our vision is to build on the foundation laid by our founding families – to offer the best services in the most optimal manner for effective results, enhancing the lives of people with developmental or intellectual disabilities.

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Massachusetts Special Educational Surrogate Parent Program

Recruits and trains volunteers to act as decision-makers in special education matters for children who are in the custody of a state agency, whose parent or guardian are unknown/unavailable. The Educational Surrogate Parent (ESP) acts on behalf of the child by having all the rights and authority of a parent in matters of special education without the financial responsibility.

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Merrimack Special Education Collaborative

A collaborative comprised of the towns of Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Groton-Dunstable, North Middlesex, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro, and Westford to provide services to special-needs students. Services: educational and therapeutic services for children with multi-handicapped conditions; Physical, Occupational, and Speech/Language Therapy; specialized instruction, therapeutic services, adaptive equipment, application of computer technology.

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