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Halloween at Dearborn

With the Boston Street Day Habilitation Center temporarily located at Bridgewell’s Headquarters in Peabody, staff decided to have some Halloween fun including a pumpkin and office decorating contest and a dance party! Departments across the organization participated and Bridgewell’s Finance Department took first place by converting a conference room into a haunted house. All entries […]

Program Director Sarah LePoer Receives Gunnar Dybwad Supporter Award

On Saturday October 14 at the MA Advocates Standing Strong Annual Conference held in Marlboro, Sarah LePoer was awarded the Gunnar Dybwad Supporter Award for the Northeast Region.  The Gunnar Dybwad Supporter Award is presented to a support staff who assists self-advocates in all aspects of the self-advocacy movement.  The supporter is a mentor, an […]

267 Bridgewell Folks Visit Topsfield Fair!

Thank you Topsfield Fair! Bridgewell had a record number of day program individuals and staff, totaling 267, very happy visitors to this year’s Topsfield Fair from September 29 to October 9. Mother Nature provided 5 days of sunshine and warm weather for our folks. We are indeed grateful to the Fair for their continuous support […]

Rosewood Day Services Information Session

Looking for a day program for a young adult with autism? Join us to learn more about this new Rosewood Day Services program. What: Bridgewell has opened a new Rosewood Day Services Program in Billerica for people living in Central Middlesex, Merrimack Valley and Lowell regions. Learn more about the high-quality programming including technology, physical […]

Special Olympics Fall Classic

Last month, the Special Olympics Fall Classic was hosted by the Hogan Regional Center and Special Olympics Massachusetts.  This year’s event was attended by approximately 250 individuals from Hogan, Bridgewell, and Class, Inc. The Special Olympics Fall Classic provides an opportunity for individuals with intellectual disabilities and physical disabilities to engage in a day of […]

Family Support Center – A Disability in the Family? “Accessing Health Services” 

Join us for coffee and questions with Lisa Morrow, Esq. and Ashley Jones-Pierce, Esq. of HealthLawAdvocates. Wednesday,  11/1/17 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM 66 Silsbee Street, Lynn, MA 01901  HealthLawAdvocates will present 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and  Bridgewell’s Family Support Center will host an open house after the presentation from 12:00 PM to 3:00 […]

Bridgewell Family Support Center – Relationships & Sexuality

A Free Training for Parents & Professionals Wondering how to talk to your child, teen or young adult about relationships and sexuality? Nicole Murphy, LICSW and Paula Thompson, LICSW of EMARC are here to guide you! Thursday, October 26th 6:00 to 8:00 pm Burlington Council on Aging 61 Center St,  First Floor, Burlington, MA (right side of […]

Sober House Renovations Update

In September, Bridgewell invited the funders to tour one of our three Sober Houses to show the impact their funding had with providing women who leave treatment with a sober, supportive and safe transitional housing environment to continue their road of recovery. Funding from Mass Housing (CCRI), the Gerondelis Foundation and the Lynn Housing Authority […]

Now Open - Rosewood Day Services Program in Billerica!

Responding to the demand for more Bridgewell specialized day programs for younger adults with autism, Bridgewell has opened Rosewood Day Services Program for people living in Central Middlesex, Merrimack Valley and Lowell regions. High-quality programming includes: Technology Physical fitness Community integration Functional academics Career exploration to employment through volunteerism And much more! To request a […]

Building Bridges: Autism Journey into Adulthood

On Friday, September 22, Bridgewell hosted the Building Bridges: Autism Journey into Adulthood conference in Framingham, Massachusetts. As a leading organization supporting families of young autistic adults, this is the second conference hosted by Bridgewell focusing on the transition at age 22 from the educational system to adult autism services. The conference brought together over 400 […]