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12-13-18 Press Release

December 13, 2018 2:44 pm Published by Comments Off on 12-13-18 Press Release

Bridgewell’s Center for Professional Development Announces 2019 Workshops Expanded Curriculum Offers Enhanced Training on New and Trending Topics Peabody, Mass. – Bridgewell’s Center for Professional Development (CPD), known for its informative, skill-oriented seminars and consultation services, today announced details of the curriculum offered beginning in January 2019. Previously known as the Center for Professional Innovation, the CPD is a Massachusetts-based,...


PACC’s PowerUp! Networking Event

December 11, 2018 9:23 am Published by Comments Off on PACC’s PowerUp! Networking Event

Bridgewell was excited to be at Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce’s December PowerUP! event. Employment Specialist Ashley Smallwood and Recruitment Manager Georgana Tocco shared more info about services and career opportunities! Learn more: About Bridgewell Careers


Measuring Dementia in People with Intellectual Disabilities

December 10, 2018 12:34 pm Published by Comments Off on Measuring Dementia in People with Intellectual Disabilities

There are an estimated 5.3 million people in the U.S. with Alzheimer’s disease and by the year 2030, that number is expected to increase to 7.7 million. This devastating disease is the most common form of dementia and according to the Alzheimer’s Association, someone is diagnosed every 65 seconds. Because people with Down Syndrome experience accelerated aging, they are at...


Direct Support Professional Conference

November 27, 2018 10:16 am Published by Comments Off on Direct Support Professional Conference

Massachusetts’ Department of Developmental Services hosted its Direct Support Professional Conference on November 5th & 6th in Cape Cod. The bi-annual conference, consists of two days of high quality learning for direct care staff with numerous workshops and presentations along with ample opportunity for sharing and networking with colleagues.  There were three plenary sessions, multiple break out session to choose from...


Ashley Smallwood Receives Job Developer Professional Award

November 19, 2018 10:52 am Published by Comments Off on Ashley Smallwood Receives Job Developer Professional Award

This November, Career Specialist Ashley Smallwood was recognized for providing outstanding service as a Job Developer Professional at the All Partner’s Meeting for the NorthEast Employment Collaborative (NEEC). The award was presented by Kristianne Widman, Co-facilitator and Employee Liaison for NEEC (a part of Riverside Community Care). In her nomination, Bridgewell’s Employment Support Program Director Amanda Nolan wrote: Ashley puts...


Employment Partner: Spalenza

November 7, 2018 12:31 pm Published by Comments Off on Employment Partner: Spalenza

Bridgewell is excited to announce a new employment support partner – Spalenza, a day spa in Danvers, which specializes in massages, facials, make up, hair and more. Annie and Zach, who attend Bridgewell’s Rosewood II Day Program, have worked at Spalenza since September. Responsibilities range from refilling massage creams, watering plants, restocking the water and coffee station, sweeping floors, dusting...