3LPlace believes strongly in the principle of self-determination, and we encourage prospective members and their families to investigate the "participant-directed" programming option available through the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services. This option, guaranteed as a right under the 2014 Real Lives Law, allows families to create their own programming based on each individual's needs, and to pay for it with state funds.
A new pilot program through the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services may help fund 3LPlace learning modules for those enrolled in the participant-directed model.
3LPlace also offers the following traditional DDS services:
- Adult companion
- In-Home Supports
DDS services to be added in 2019 include:
- Behavioral supports and consultation
- Community family training
- Employment supports, including individualized supported employment
All 3LPlace services may also be supported with private funding. We will be happy to work with you to leverage any funding streams available to you and your family.
For more information about 3LPlace, you can call us at 617-764-3280, or email us at info@3LPlace (DOT) org.
A limited number of need-based scholarships are also available. Scholarships help two or three families a year bridge the gap between what individuals receive in government benefits, and what the family can afford. Applicants for scholarships must complete an application to 3LPlace and a FAFSA form, which will be used to inform scholarship eligibility. If your admission to 3LPlace would rely on a scholarship, please make us aware of that at the time you apply.
For more information about 3LPlace, you can call us at 617-764-3280, email us at info@3LPlace (DOT) org, or use this convenient form.