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.
Our flexible modular programming format makes it easy for individuals and their families to choose the learning that they need, want and can afford.
3LPlace accepts a variety of funding mechanisms, including private pay, contracts with school districts for transition services, and funding from the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services and other government entities. Most of our members are funded by more than one source.
The out-of-pocket cost to families varies based on the determination of eligibility and benefits by the appropriate government funding sources as well as the programs they select at 3LPlace.
A limited number of need-based scholarships are 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 admissions@3LPlace (DOT) org, or use this convenient form.