Strides Day Habilitation Program is a dynamic and progressive day program funded by the Massachusetts Department of Medical Assistance that provides quality services for a diverse group of adults with disabilities.

Our team of dedicated and professional staff are committed to helping participants achieve their highest potential through:

  • American Sign Language
  • Art Therapy
  • Case Management
  • Counseling/Behavioral Services
  • Health and Wellness Program
  • Music Therapy
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy (Consultative)
  • Physical Therapy (Consultative)
  • Speech Therapy (Consultative)

In addition to therapeutic services, individuals participate in a wide selection of enriching activities that include:

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Chorus
  • Current Events
  • Dance Groups
  • Exercise
  • Gaming
  • Horticulture
  • Music Performance
  • Scrap booking
  • Sensory
  • Yoga and Meditation 
  • Cooking and Baking Groups
  • Walking Groups
  • Community Outings 
 Community Outing to the Animal Rescue League Boston.

Community Outing to the Animal Rescue League Boston.


Our Day Habilitation offers special events throughout the year: 

  • Barnyard Babies 
  • Acapella Music Groups 
  • Police Department Guest Speakers 
  • Special Movie Showings 
  • Ballroom Dancing 

Daily activities are developed to promote independence, social inclusion, personal safety, self-confidence, life satisfaction, positive interpersonal relationships, and optimum health.  The program is open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. except on holidays.

The process for referral to Strides involves:

  1. Contact Elsbeth Clifford for application form. 
  2. Sending the completed application form, referral for services form, general medical form and emergency fact sheet.
  3. Providing additional documentation e.g. an active MassHealth card, current psychological and physical reports and the most recent ISP, if available.
  4. Scheduling an intake interview and program tour.