Self-advocacy Seven Hills Foundation

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Contact Information

Seven Hills Foundation
Contact: Gina Bernard, Vice President of Family Services
Email Address:
Phone: 508-755-2340

799 West Boylston Street Worcester , MA 01606
Area Served: Central

Map Location Self-advocacy


Seven Hills promotes self-advocacy and self-determination by providing the people we support with innovative and genuine opportunities to participate fully and meaningfully as valued members of their communities. This is enhanced when they can speak for themselves, participate in policy formulation and influence opinion-making, express the rights and exercise the responsibilities of citizenship, and achieve their optimal growth and independence through organizational efforts and community education. That is, they become a “self-advocate.”

Seven Hills provides a myriad of supports that promote and encourage self-advocacy through all areas of service by:


  • Working one-on-one with individuals and families to develop a person-centered plan, promoting self-determination and fostering choice.

  • Providing information and referral, family trainings, parent networking, community connections and resources.

  • Hosting Advocacy Groups that educate, inform, and build leadership skills around self-determination.

  • Establishing a GLBTQ Advocacy Group

  • Promoting Human Rights Education and Committee memberships

  • Encouraging and facillitating state-wide advocacy for individuals with disabilities and working with government to ensure adequate funding for programs that support people with disabilities and the staff who support them.



Service Types

  • Self-Advocacy - Life Skills
  • Self-Advocacy - Recreation and Leisure

Program Type

  • Advocacy
  • Self-Advocacy Training

Populations Served

  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Disability
  • Elderly Person with disabilities
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Language Impairment
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Multiple Disability
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Williams Syndrome

Ages Served

  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59

Accessibility Features

  • Able to serve clients in their wheelchair
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Public Transportation
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Elevators
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service