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Our day program is goal-oriented and offers a structured schedule with an array of community activities. Program hours are Monday - Friday from 8:15am-2:15pm each day, year round.  Our participants are in the community everyday!  Members attend a minimum of 3 days a week, with the majority choosing to attend the program 4 or 5 days a week. Typical ratio is 1 staff to 7 participants.


Our leadership has extensive experience working with individuals with Intellectual and Developmental challenges, including those on the Autism Spectrum.

  • Moving Forward’s spacious property is in beautiful West Barnstable. The area offers plenty of access to recreational and cultural activities.

  • We encourage and promote health and wellness through daily physical activity and training on topics such as nutrition, anxiety, and stress management.

  • Member goals are individualized and developed to support the members to reach their full potential.

  • We currently serve 21 members per day in the day program allowing the staff and leadership to really get to know our members and their specific needs. Our smaller size also allows for regular communication with parents and providers.


Must have MassHealth. Must also have a developmental or intellectual disability that is likely to continue indefinitely and results in functional limitation in three or more of the following areas: 

  • self-care; 

  • understanding the use of language;

  • learning; 

  • mobility;

  • self-direction;

  • capacity for independent living. 

​Types of Activities

Activities include:

  • Team sports

  • Accessing community classes and resources offered at the YMCA, community centers, etc.

  • Volunteering

  • Comparative shopping and cooking classes

  • Social Skills training

  • Money management/budgeting classes



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