Disability Lifespan Solutions (DLS) is designed for families of children, youth, and adults with developmental, intellectual, psychiatric, and/or physical disabilities, including autism.
Initially developed to help families that were facing the "Turning 22" transition, our team realized families were looking for support for their loved ones for this transition and beyond. These transitions and navigating the different supports available to children and adults with disabilities can be incredibly overwhelming and difficult for families. DLS can help.
We provide reliable information, professional guidance, and hands-on assistance to families, helping them identify and access the resources they need by working on identified goals. Our staff are not only seasoned professionals, they also have lived experience helping people with disabilities and know that flexibility and compassion are necessary and makes all the difference to our clients.
Our areas of expertise include:
- Benefits navigation
- Housing options
- Healthcare coordination
- Special education advocacy
- Accessing community resources
- "Turning 22" transitions
- Support and assistance with day-to-day living, at times of transition, and as needed by the family
DLS is offered in many communities throughout Eastern and Central MA. As a program of Jewish Family & Children's Service (JF&CS), DLS is connected to the more than 40 programs offered by JF&CS and DLS staff can consult with agency experts on a variety of topics. Referrals can be easily made to other JF&CS programs, including in-home services for children and adolescents, clinical services, and day and employment programs. All services are available for families with children of all ages. We can ensure your loved one with a disability has the services and benefits they need.
This program is funded in part by CJP.
For more information, call 781-693-1216 or email us your questions via our contact us form.