Community Organizations

The Cotting School

The Cotting School, in Lexington, Massachusetts, creates an inclusive community that fosters academic achievement, skill development and social-emotional maturity. The school meets 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. It also provides outreach services, nationally and internationally, to expand its commitment and expertise in the field of special education.

Down Syndrome Program at Boston Children's Hospital

The Down Syndrome Program at Children's Hospital in Boston offers specialized services for all children with Down syndrome and their families. Its staff works closely with children, parents, medical specialists, community physicians and educators.

League School of Greater Boston

The League School of Greater Boston, in Walpole, Massachusetts, is 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.

Perkins School for the Blind

Perkins School for the Blind, in Watertown, Massachusetts, is a progressive, multifaceted organization committed to improving the lives of people with blindness and deafblindness all around the world. Its mission is to prepare children and young adults who are blind with the education, confidence and skills they need to realize their potential.


Vinfen, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a leading provider of community-based services to people with psychiatric conditions; intellectual and developmental disabilities; brain injuries; and behavioral health challenges. Its dedicated staff uses the latest in science-based interventions to support the people it serves in achieving their goals and leading more independent, productive and valued lives as members of their community.