Recreation Resources

Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA)

The mission of Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA) is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of well-coached Olympic-type sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Massachusetts also provides athletes with continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, prepare for entry into school and community programs, express courage, experience joy, and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics Athletes, and the community.

SOMA local programs:

SPED  Child and Teens 

Camps, workshops and Events in Massachusetts for Children with Special Healthcare Needs

American Camp Association 

ACA New England accredits nearly 400 day and overnight summer camps in the six New England states.  The website is linked to the national chapter.  There is information on how to choose the right camp for your child and the benefits of summer camp experience.  It has a very useful search engine to look for accredited camps of all varieties.