Community Based Day Supports at Advocates Life Skills and Learning Center Advocates

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Contact Information

Contact: Elizabeth Bardasz, Senior Director of Developmental & Brain Injury Day Services
Email Address:
Phone: 505-628-7303
Alternate Phone: 508-881-6998
Fax: 508-881-7137

290 Eliot Street Ashland, MA 01721-2351
Area Served: Central

Map Location Community Based Day Supports at Advocates Life Skills and Learning Center


Through our Day and Employment Services at the Life Skills & Learning Center, Advocates staff partners with adults who have disabilities and their families to customize experiences and activities uniquely suited to each person’s interests, skills, needs, and goals.

Whether it’s by continuing education, improving overall health and wellness, giving back to the community, finding employment, or exploring new hobbies, Advocates’ Day and Employment Services encourages adults with disabilities on a lifetime path of self-exploration and development.

The Center houses fitness facilities, sensory rooms, vocational training spaces, and more. But we also bridge a connection to the community, partnering with libraries, arts groups, local businesses, and other organizations, for even more opportunities for individuals to lead active and fulfilling lives – on their own, or with family and friends.

Service Types

  • Community Based Day Program
  • Day Activity
  • Relationship/Friendship Support
  • Relationship/Friendship Trainings
  • Skills Training
  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Day Care
  • Day/Work Activity
  • Education
  • Jobs
  • Relationships/Friendships
  • Support Groups

Populations Served

  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Behavior Disorder
  • Birth Defects
  • Brain/Head Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Deaf
  • DeafBlind
  • Developmental Disability
  • Dual Diagnosis - ID/MI
  • Epilepsy/seizure Disorder
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Multiple Disability
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Rare disorders/low incidence

Ages Served

  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Accessibility Features

  • Able to serve clients in their wheelchair
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Braille/audio
  • Medical Needs
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Sign Language
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Accredited By: DDS
  • Fees: MassHealth, Personal Funds
  • Licensed By: DDS