Bridgewell Residents Highlighted at State House Celebration!

Published: March 29, 2018

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Yesterday, at the Massachusetts State House, one of Bridgewell’s residences was highlighted by the MA Department of Developmental Services for the successful transition of Brett, Chris, Josh and Tommy, who recently moved into their new home. The event celebrated efforts to meet the needs of young people coming to DDS from Special Education and to recognize the individuals, families, staff and community participants.

“We are honored to receive this award from the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services for our home’s dedication to providing our residents with the resources they need to live safe, happy and enriched lives,” said Nancy Marticio, Director of Autism Services. “Thank you to our residents, Brett, Chris, Josh and Tommy. This is a testament to our residents and our 12-person staff, who provide around-the-clock care to make this possible.”         

DDS currently services over 1,000 individuals in the Turning 22 class with an appropriation of $23M. The “Turning 22” law was enacted in 1984 to provide a planning process for young adults with severe disabilities as they leave special education and transition into the adult service system.  Bridgewell is proud to serve these adults and their families.