3LPlace Intensive Transition Program 3LPlace, Inc.

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Contact Information

3LPlace, Inc.
Contact: Kimberly Maia, Program Director
Email Address: info@3LPlace.org
Phone: 617-764-3280

50 Whitman Street Somerville, MA 02144
Area Served: Greater Boston

Map Location 3LPlace Intensive Transition Program

Narrative

We’re building exciting opportunities and a warm, diverse community for adults with developmental disabilities, across the lifespan.

At the center of our community is 3LPlace's unique post-secondary transition learning experience in Somerville, Massachusetts.

The year-round program welcomes young adults ages 22 to 32 with a mix of developmental disabilities. Potential members might be living with autism, or Down’s syndrome, or another diagnosis. What they all have in common is their readiness to explore a path to a meaningful, gratifying, healthy and connected adult life, within the community.

3LPlace, located near vibrant Davis Square, came about through the efforts of a group of parents seeking more options for their own maturing children. These parents knew first-hand that for too many young adults with developmental disabilities, reaching the age of 21 means losing the support and services that make continued growth possible.

3LPlace's vision is that a successful transition to adulthood begins with a thorough understanding of each individual, particularly about their interests and passions in life. We believe that those personal interests can be harnessed to accelerate the development of self-direction, independence skills, friendships and social behavior. Most members will spend two or three years in the transition program.

3LPlace's programs are based on the 3LPlace Transition Curriculum, a comprehensive and ground-breaking blueprint for change. The Curriculum was developed by a collaborative writing team guided by experts from Tufts, Lesley and Harvard universities as well as educators, clinicians and agency staff, and people living with disabilities.

The program is qualified by the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services to provide both day and residential services. 3LPlace is newly renovated to provide a spacious, well-lit, and allergen-free environment for our members.

The transition program is planned as the center of a developing, sustainable community that will help support and maintain appropriate housing choices as well as providing lifelong education, activities, and social and employment support over the lifespan.

Service Types

  • Adult Education
  • Case Management
  • Congregate Housing
  • Day Activity
  • Group Homes
  • Job Counseling
  • Job Placement
  • Job Skills
  • Job Training
  • Relationship/Friendship Support
  • Relationship/Friendship Trainings
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Transition

Populations Served

  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Developmental Disability
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Learning Disabilities

Ages Served

  • 23 – 59

Accessibility Features

  • Able to serve clients in their wheelchair
  • Accessible Public Transportation
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Services at Work

Additional Information

  • Fees: Private Insurance, Personal Funds
  • Licensed By: Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services