Charting the LifeCourse is a framework to help individuals and families of all abilities and at any age or stage of life develop a vision for a good life. DDS, DMH, DESE, DPH, MRC and other state agencies are integrating this framework into planning. We are excited to share this virtual training conducted by Sonia Stewart of the Berkshire County Arc. We also thank her for sharing her knowledge!

Session One will be held on May 25, 2022 from, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.. This will be an opportunity to learn about the framework of Charting the LifeCourse. The second session will be on June 8, 2022, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., furthermore this session will focus on applying the tools to practice.

Upon registering you will receive the links for the sessions. You can register by contacting Family Support Program Specialist Paula Thompson at or 781-587-2316. If you have any questions, please reach out to Paula.

Relationships, guidance, growth

With over six decades of experience providing assistance and strengthening families’ capacities to support their family members, Communitas Family Support Services are experts that provide pertinent information and advocacy, as well as help with the procurement and coordination of in-home support and coordinate networking opportunities.

Individualized support for people of all abilities

At Communitas we are committed to supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities – and their families – in the community.

We offer Family SupportResidential ServicesDay Services, and Recreational Programs  – as well as employment and volunteering opportunities – for more than 1,000 families from Everett, Lynn, Lynnfield, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Saugus, Stoneham, Wakefield and surrounding communities.

By eliminating barriers, expanding opportunities and supporting independence, we empower our people to lead full and meaningful lives. Whether you have a child, a transitioning adult, or older adult; we provide a safe environment with services that meet individual needs, whatever they are and however they change, while inspiring dreams.