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Autism Services – Parent Testimonial

March 31, 2015

Rosewood Parent: Cathy Johnson Below is a snippet from a 2013 video. Connor was one of the first individuals to attend our Rosewood Drive program. Update Since Filming: “Eighteen months after we recorded that video, Connor continues to make great progress at Rosewood.  Bridgewell has expanded their autism program and recently opened Rosewood II, where Connor is now working at...

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Bridgewell Attends 37th Annual Legislative Reception

March 16, 2015

On March 9, twenty-three Bridgewell Self-Advocates and staff members attended The Arc of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council’s 37th Annual Legislative Reception at the Massachusetts State House.  Self-Advocates Patty and Aaron pose for a photo above. The Legislative Reception serves as an opportunity for individuals with disabilities, family members, advocates, public officials and legislative staff to meet and...

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Bridgewell at The Caring Force Rally

April 30, 2014

Earlier this month, more than 600 members of The Caring Force including many Bridgewell individuals and staff members flooded the State House with a sea of gold and showed just how important it is that legislators invest in human service programs and workers. To learn more about The Caring Force, click here!

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Conversation with Department of Developmental Services about Employment

April 22, 2014

 By July 2015, Department of Developmental Services plans to phase out all center-based (sheltered) workshops. This is to encourage individuals with disabilities to work in the community. Last month, Bridgewell staff and the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services held a discussion to learn more about community employment opportunities.   Day Services Supervisor Victoria Jasper discussed Bridgewell’s plan to adopt the...

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Anthony Visits the State House

March 20, 2014

Earlier this month, Bridgewell individual Anthony (pictured above) participated in the FY15 budget hearing organized by the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Ways & Means.  He attended with The Caring Force, who filled about 30 percent of the room. Anthony listened very attentively and he later asked, “Are they going to provide more money?” Great work, Anthony! In total over the last...

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The Caring Force State House Rally

April 23, 2013

April 2013 Earlier this month, more than 40 Bridgewell staff and individuals attended The Caring Force’s State House Rally in Boston! Pictured above, left to right: Sporting their Caring Force t-shirts. < Back to Blog landing page.

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