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It has been said, “No one can prepare you for the responsibilities of parenthood,” and this is especially true for the parents of a child with special needs. The family’s daily efforts, concerns, and anxieties are magnified, while unparalleled feelings of pride and joy are realized when that child achieves their full potential. The way to provide these life-changing opportunities for children with special needs is to ensure the community has the necessary tools and resources for these students.


The CORSE Foundation (Community of Resources for Special Education) was established by a group of dedicated parents and educators to raise funds to provide high quality and affordable programming, training and resources that will benefit children with special needs (ages 3-22), their families and educators throughout South Shore Massachusetts.  CORSE has designed an innovative model within a blended framework of integrated and specialized social, academic, recreation, therapeutic and work-skills development programs so children with special needs can reach their full potential.  Our variety of programs are staffed appropriately through customized staffing ratios and special education expertise so ALL children, those with and without special needs, can successfully participate together within their community.  


Click here to see a presentation highlighting CORSE activities and accomplishments since its founding in February 2006.


Click here for CORSE Fact Sheet.





"It was great to see the kids having so much fun while learning how to interact.  They were taught how to resolve conflict with peers.  Ryan is now initiating and maintaining conversations with other children.  He is beginning to speak up for himself in conflict situations; he didn’t have these skills before."


To keep our programs as affordable as possible, CORSE supplements 75% of all our programming costs and is run entirely by unpaid volunteers.  Our administrative overhead is only 4.9%. In order to continue our beneficial programs, please consider a donation to CORSE. ALL donations are greatly appreciated!    For more information, please click here.




GuideStar has designated CORSE a platinum-level organization, demonstrating its commitment to transparency. Click GuideStar seal for more information.

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