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  • Annual Friends Appeal

    Annual Friends Appeal

    Our Annual Friends Appeal for Creative Living is underway for 2020! Please help support Creative Living's current and future programs through a donation. Read More
  • $100K for 100 Grant

    $100K for 100 Grant

    Creative Living is one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program. Read More
  • Our Mission

    Our Mission

    Creative Living Andover supports individuals with developmental disabilities and their families so that they can live fulfilling lives in their communities. Read More
  • Getaway Weekends

    Getaway Weekends

    Getaway Weekends and the Escapadas program for Spanish-speaking individuals provide wonderful experiences of fun, friendship, and outings in the community. Read More
  • Friday Nights Out at Creative Living

    Friday Nights Out!

    Come see all the fun we are having! Our social club for teens and young adults (16+) serves up dinner, arts & crafts, baking projects, music, games, Wii and lots of FUN! Read More
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Creative Living's 2020 Friends Appeal is Now Underway! Donate

 

Our Programs

  • During GetAway Weekends and the Escapadas program for Spanish-speaking individuals, guests (ages 18+) gather at our Creative Living home for fun, friendship, and outings while giving their caregivers precious moments of rest.
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  • Come and see all the fun we are having! Our social club for teens and young adults (16+) serves up dinner, munchies, arts & crafts, baking projects, dancing, music, games, Wii and lots of FUN!
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  • New for the 2019-20 school year, Creative Living welcomes all transition students to come and experience an overnight at the Creative Living home, where we will help develop independent daily living skills and foster lifelong friendships.
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  • Fun and friendship after school!  Arts & crafts, cooking projects, games and outdoor fun abound with our caring staff of special needs teachers and assistant.
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  • Since 1995, Creative Living has hosted a Social Club once a month. Friends, old and new, come together to socialize, share a meal, and have fun for an evening.
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  • Vacation week and summer break camps offer activities, adventure and friendship with two options: day camp or overnight. Campers learn life skills in a fun, natural setting with nutritional meals and comfortable accommodations.
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TOPS for Boys, an overnight program for kids with autism at Creative Living Andover


TOPs Overnights is a collaboration between Creative Living and the Andover/North Andover TOPs program to teach independent living skills, build confidence, grow friendships and have FUN!   

 

Overnights take place every month during the school year, alternating each month between boys and girls overnights.

"I am so glad we heard about Creative Living because it gave us the chance to give our son an opportunity to be like other kids without having to worry about him being safe and cared for."

 

"Creative Living gives my child the opportunity to learn new skills. She used to be waited on all the time, now she picks up after herself and even helps me in the kitchen."

The goal of the Life Skills component is to provide students with supplemental practice in the areas of safety skills, managing a household, negotiating relationships with roommates, meal planning and preparation.  The goal of the Leisure Skills component is to assist students in making healthy as well as enjoyable choices, expanding their horizons, developing hobbies and interests.  For more information about the TOPs Overnight program, please contact Patricia Rotundo at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To participate in the TOPs program, in addition to the Creative Living Program Application available below, students need to have a parent or guardian fill out the forms below.  Only students with completed applications on file can attend the Overnight.  Forms can be scanned and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or faxed to .978.470-3115.

  1. Emergency FACT Sheet
  2. Student Transportation Form
  3. Photo Release Form
  4. DDS Evacuation Sheet
  5. Emergency Medication Authorization Form



Upcoming Events

Friday Nights Out!

Dec 20, 2019
Price: $ 40.00

GetAway Weekend for Women

Jan 3, 2020 - Jan 5, 2020
Price: $ 450.00

GetAway Weekend for Men

Jan 10, 2020 - Jan 12, 2020
Price: $ 450.00

Friday Nights Out!

Jan 17, 2020
Price: $ 40.00

GetAway Weekend for Women

Jan 24, 2020 - Jan 26, 2020
Price: $ 450.00

GetAway Weekend for Men

Jan 31, 2020 - Feb 2, 2020
Price: $ 450.00