Past, Present, Future

Since the agency’s beginning in 1976, the CLASS service area has expanded beyond Greater Lawrence to include all of Northeastern Massachusetts, supported by our facilities in Lawrence and Wilmington; enrollment has grown from 14 to 360 individuals; and Adult Family Care programming has grown to support more than 100 families.

Five Decades of Support

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2020 Vision

“Our ability to enrich the lives of those we serve is certainly a source of great satisfaction. Now, with help from our supporters, we look to our bright future.”

– Robert A. Harris,
President and CEO of CLASS

Strategic Initiatives


Partnerships expand our capabilities and help us improve the quality of life for the individuals we serve.


CLASS task forces comprised of community members design solutions for parents who want more for their children.

Program Quality

CLASS’s progressive and innovative programming supported by a dedicated staff create meaningful days for every individual.

Facilities Improvements

A vital environment supports the agency’s clients, staff, programs, and services.

2016 – 2020 Strategic Plan

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