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Caring for someone
with a disability?

Connect with families who understand
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Inspiring Strength from a Parent’s Perspective

Ensemble is a parent-directed resource for families caring for someone with a disability that provides support from birth through adulthood. Our name, Ensemble, is French for "together" and was chosen for the strength and resiliency found in the connections we build between families, agencies and within the community.

Ensemble inspires possibilities for our children by promoting family leadership so that families thrive and become active members in the community.

Ensemble was founded in 2000 by two moms whose lives have been affected by their children's diagnosis of a disability.   These moms understood the importance of connecting to others as the first step in helping parents cope with the challenges of raising a child with a disability.  They approached Community Living Essex County with a proposal to fund a family leadership group to strengthen families and change perceptions. The agency saw the benefits of this approach and Ensemble was created.  Ensemble is grateful for this unique relationship and the continued support we receive from Community Living Essex County which enables us to focus on our work to empower families and shift the community’s attitude to a welcoming and inclusive environment for our loved ones.