C.O.R.S.E Foundation
Scituate Community Of Resources for Special Education - C. O. R. S. E.
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Award Winning Foundation!

  • 2016 South Shore Conservatory Community Partnership Award
  • 2016 Scituate Recreation Community Spirit Award
  • 2016 FOX25 Hometown Team Award
  • 2015 Myra Kraft Community MVP Award
  • 2014 primary speaker at the first Flutie Foundation Partner Summit
  • 2011 Massachusetts Recreation and Park Association Program Outreach Award
  • Co-Founders named 2009 Scituate Citizens of the Year
  • 2008 Massachusetts Community Partnership Award from the Federation for Children with Special Needs




The CORSE Foundation (Community of Resources for Special Education) was established by a group of dedicated parents and educators to raise funds to provide high quality and affordable programming,training and resources that will benefit children with special needs (ages 3-22), their families and educators throughout South Shore Massachusetts.  CORSE has designed an innovative model within a blended framework of integrated and specialized social, educational and recreational programs so children with special needs can reach their full potential.  Our variety of programs are staffed appropriately through customized staffing ratios and special education expertise so ALL children, those with and without special needs, can successfully participate together within their community.  

To Make a Donation:

Please click here for information about making a monetary or stock donation to help CORSE provide needed support to children with special needs.


GuideStar has designated CORSE a gold-level
organization, demonstrating its commitment
to transparency. Click GuideStar seal for
more information.

Links to Photos/Videos/Presentations:

CORSE Photos/Videos(Shutterfly website) SEE YOUR KIDS IN ACTION!  Pictures of CORSE Programming

CORSE Overview Presentation (Revised May 2017)

Parent, Guardian, Peer Mentor and Volunteer Testimonials


To Make an Online Payment:

To make an online payment to CORSE, please enter your invoice or statement number below and click the 'pay now' button below.  Please put the amount you are paying in the 'Item Price' box (which reads $0) and click update.  That updated amount will be charged to your credit/debit card or PayPal account. 

Invoice/Statement #s



Since the scope of CORSE programming serves children ages 6-22, we would like to refer interested older teens and adults to explore a valuable neighbor in our community, Friendship Home. They provide a variety of respite programs and services for people with developmental disabilities and their families including their Home Away from Home overnight respite center, Bridges to Work vocational program and social recreational programs for ages 14 and older. Please click here to view their website.



12th Annual CORSE Golf Tournament & PAR-TEE!!

Friday May 18

1:00 Registration & Lunch

2:00 Shotgun Start: 9 HOLE GOLF EVENT

5:30 Dinner

7:30 PAR-TEE!!!

REGISTER HERE: http://conta.cc/2Galx3y



Thank you for another fabulous CORSE Foundation Gala! 

Once again, our community came out to support the Scituate CORSE Foundation (Community of Resources for Special Education) at our 12th Annual Gala on October 21st.  We were sold out in 3 weeks!! We continue to be overwhelmed by our heart-warming and generous guests, the unbelievable auction items and a great tribute to our COMPASS Award winners, Joe & Deb Annese.  We hope everyone had a wonderful evening!


   Joe Norton, Tracy Johnston, Joe Annese, Deb Annese,
Jim Cantwell, Tony Vegnani

CORSE would like to acknowledge all those individuals and businesses that donated to and participated in the event’s success. None of this would be possible without our Gala Committee (Anne Lambert Allen, Mariah Avallone, Cassi Belmarsh, Melissa Burrill, Pat Concannon, Kristin Erickson, Suzanne Erwin, Tracy Johnston, Sarah Lannon, Julie Meredith, Juli McLaughlin, Erin McLoughlin, Amy Pischel, Gwen Rodgers, Jen Spinale, Carolyn Timmons), Hatherly Country Club, The Aldous Collins Band, Connor Gibbons and Susan Dillman (Video Presentation).



Spring Recreation Programs

OPEN to ALL Children, those with and without special needs, and OPEN to ALL Towns.

Registration for the following programs begins March 19, 6:30 pm for Scituate residents, March 26, 9:00 am for non-residents:

     All-Stars Nautical Mile Grades 1-8

     All-Stars Jiu Jitsu Grades 1-8

Click here for more information.



Siblings discuss common issues particular to being a sibling of someone with special needs.  Click here for more informaiton.


Gates & HS Best Buddies is Back!  

Best Buddies provides strong peer mentor and social thinking training opportunities as well as many field trips and social activities for ALLstudents to participate!   Due to the popularity of these programs, please review the NEW registration and attendance policies.  


Registration opens Monday, September 25 with deadline of October 2

Parent Online Registration and Student Motivation Form Required

PLEASE NOTE NEW Registration and Selection Process

Click here for Gates Information and to register. 

High School:

Registration opens Thursday, September 28 with deadline of October 6

Parent Online Registration Required

PLEASE NOTE NEW Attendance Policy

Click here  for HS Information and to Register 


Registration for Academic Year 2017-28

Scituate Public Schools Academic and Social Programs



Circle of Friends (PreK) 

Elementary Best Buddies (Grades K-2)

Elementary Best Buddies (Grades 3-5)

Math Investigators (Grades 3-6)

Accelerated Reader Book Club (Grades 3-6)

Registration deadline is November 10th.  There is a $25 late registration fee for any forms received after November 10th. 

For more information regarding courses offered and how to register, click here.



Financial assistance is available for all programs.

For 2017, these programs have been generously supported by grant funding received from the Grace E. Brooks Trust, Evan Henry Foundation, Edwin Phillips Foundation, Massachusetts Bankers Association, Scituate Rotary Club and South Shore Playhouse Associates as well as our community fundraising supporters.


North Pole Express


The spirit of the holiday will descend upon the quaint village of Scituate, MA on Sunday, December 10th as children embark on a magical train ride to the North Pole.  There are 4 trains to choose from: 9:45am, 12:30pm, 2:40pm or 4:40pm.   There is a choice for a car on the 12:30 train for families of children with special needs with the same exact experience and activities as every other car but within a relaxed and accepting setting.   Tickets are $27 plus $1 MBTA parking fee; children 1 year and under may ride free on adult lap. Click here or go to http://scituatenorthpoleexpress.com for tickets. Trains usually sell out in advance, so book your tickets early!


Incredible Milestone:

The CORSE Foundation celebrates the incredible milestone of investing $1 million dollars in integrated programming and resources for our community's children. This $1 million milestone has been accomplished in just 11 short years thanks to all those who supported CORSE over the years. We are extremely grateful to everyone who has made this fantastic accomplishment possible.  Please click here to see highlights of what we’ve achieved together over the past 11 years.


Thank you Paul Wahlberg!

A huge thank you to Paul Wahlberg for his continued support of CORSE on Autism Awareness Day.   For the 2nd year, Paul generously donated 10% of the proceeds from his Hingham, Fenway and Lynnfield Wahlburgers Restaurants on Autism Awareness Day to CORSE!!!    And to make the day even more special, Paul sponsored 'Wahlberg Cookie Baking Day', coming to Scituate to make puzzle piece cookies with our kids. Thank you Paul!   



CORSE receives two awards!

CORSE was honored with two very esteemed awards within less than a month of each other!  At our 11th Annual Gala, Tracy Johnston was honored with the Annual “Mr. C” Scituate Recreation Community Spirit Award, a coveted award recognizing commitment to volunteer service and youth in our community, specifically for the development and implementation of successful recreational programming for ALL children, including those with special needs.  A few weeks later, CORSE received the honorable Community Partnership Award from the South Shore Conservatory for our ten-year collaboration to bring the arts and therapies to children with special needs.  Together, CORSE has partnered with SSC to provide music therapy to over 1,000 students, yoga to over 250 and has provided band consulting services to assure an inclusive setting for the award winning SPS middle school band. 



New, EASY way to help raise money for CORSE!


Already shopping at Amazon?  It's just a click away!
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

Signing up is so easy!
To support CORSE, open the regular Amazon.com site:
     - Log in to your amazon account
     - Copy and paste http://smile.amazon.com/ into the browser bar
       (Bookmark this page for future use!)
     - Click on "Your Account"
     - Select Change your Charity.  Type CORSE in the box labeled "Or
       pick your own charitable organization". 
      - You will see Scituate CORSE Foundation North Scituate
      - Click on the Select button and you are done!


CORSE Apparel


                  Vest                                        T-shirt front                         T-shirt back

         Reversible Vests - $29  (very high quality material) 

         Long Sleeve T-Shirts - $12 

         Shipping $5, FREE delivery within Scituate

         Click here to order: CORSE Apparel Orders


To Make a Donation:

Help provide needed support to children with special needs in our community through a contribution to our Foundation.  For more information, please click here.

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