DLS works with families through one-time consultations, periodic assistance, or goal-oriented support.
We help your family access benefits and services that enhance quality of life, maximize independence, and meet the changing needs of the individual with a disability.
Services for Children
We provide services for children with psychiatric, physical, or intellectual disabilities. We also have a specialized team for families of children diagnosed with autism. We can help families with special education advocacy, applying for state benefits like MassHealth, health care planning and referrals, and other services.
"Turning 22" Transition Planning
Children who have been in special education do not always graduate from high school at 18 and instead can continue to receive education and support in school until their 22nd birthday. At 22, however, all supports a child has had will come to an end and the child must be enrolled for services as an adult. DLS helps families with high school transition planning, including exploring post-secondary opportunities and employment options as well as connecting with adult service agencies that may provide your loved one with services when he or she graduates or turns 22.
Services for Adults
Families of adults with disabilities come to us with various needs and expectations. Some families need help starting the process of getting benefits and entitlements for their loved one with a disability; some have specific goals such as finding the right day program or employment services for their family member. We will help families achieve all of their goals.
Consultations and ongoing services are billed at an hourly rate. We also offer an introductory 30 minute phone consultation free of charge.
For more information, call 781-693-1216 or email us your questions via our contact us form.