The Cambridge Program

The Cambridge Program

"Helping Turn Disabilities Into Capabilities"

The Cambridge Program is a recreational program that caters to individuals with special needs in the Cambridge area. The program is designed to enhance the lives of its participants by providing quality programs that are geared to promote self-esteem, encourage social interaction, and increase physical well being.  Its goal is to help create an inclusive and empathetic community through programs and activities that promote health and fitness, care, respect, and understanding differences.

The Cambridge Program makes every attempt to accommodate any individual with special needs residing in Cambridge.  All individuals are accepted and it is ensured that no one person is excluded from any activities in this program, although the program is not equipped to service those with severe medical needs.

The Cambridge Program offers numerous programs that run throughout the school year, including a Saturday Recreation Program and Health & Fitness. In addition, The Cambridge Program is also affiliated with the MA Special Olympics and provides training for a variety of sports throughout the year.

Attend the Cambridge Program's 2023 Holiday Play!
Saturday, December 16, 7 p.m. and Sunday December 17, 4:30 p.m.
Russell Youth Center, 680 Huron Ave. 

Enjoy the Cambridge Program's annual holiday play! This year's play will be a performance of "A Ranieri Tale: The True Meaning of Christmas," an original screenplay that pays tribute to Philip Ranieri, a longtime Cambridge Program participant who passed away earlier this year. The play is a tribute to Ranieri through songs, jingles, short stories, and memories based on notes he wrote over a 20 year period. The cast features 40 talented people with disabilities who participate in the Cambridge Program.

Tickets will be purchased at the door for $15 per person (cash or check).  View the play flyer.