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  • Universal Understanding

    You may have heard the news from Great Britain that Conservative parliamentary candidate for Cambridge, Chamali Fernando suggested that people with certain mental health conditions could wear wristbands to be better identified if they needed assistance. Immediately, her opponents seized upon her comments and comparisons were made to yellow stars and pink triangles. Any stigmatization of persons with disabilities and wearing colored wristbands, even in the context of being helpful, should be appalling. Comparing it to symbols of the Holocaust…

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Cardinal Cushing Centers
Facebook IconMay 22, 2015 at 2:34 PM

We kickstarted the long weekend with a concert by the Cushing Chorus and Dance Group, with a special appearance from the Hanover Middle School Chorus! Thank you to the Hanover Middle School Chorus for joining us, it was a great time. We hope we can do it again!

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Cardinal Cushing Centers
Facebook IconMay 21, 2015 at 5:49 PM

We have a great new addition at our Hanover location: the Buddy Bench! When someone is feeling lonely, a student can elect to sit on the bench. Another student may reach out to him/her and ask to join in an activity or simply chat with the student who is on the Bench. The idea is to try and combat loneliness a student might be feeling during the day, and prevent any potential bullying. A great idea for any school!

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Cardinal Cushing Centers
Facebook IconMay 19, 2015 at 10:15 AM

We want to thank our friends at the Braintree Voya for taking the time to plant new gardens outside our adult residences. They look beautiful and the residents love them!

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Facebook IconApril 29, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Another thought-provoking blog from President & CEO Jo Ann Simons. The post discusses how we can help individuals with disabilities in emergency situations. It's a great read!

http://www.rudermanfoundation.org/blog/disabilities-rights/universal-understanding?utm_source=Blog+RSS+Subscriptions&utm_campaign=0996190e14-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b6b2a18caf-0996190e14-289561885

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Cardinal Cushing Centers
Facebook IconApril 28, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Reminder that tomorrow we will be hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross! The drive will take place at the Children's Chapel at our Hanover location. More information can be found on the flier below. To schedule an appointment visit http://www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: CCC405

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Cardinal Cushing Centers
Facebook IconApril 27, 2015 at 12:45 PM

April vacation has come to an end and we are welcoming our students back to class. Here's Shawn Halajko using our new smart table; it's a great learning tool for all of our students!

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Cardinal Cushing Centers
Facebook IconApril 24, 2015 at 1:15 PM

Last week we held our annual recognition dinner at The Lantana to honor staff reaching milestone years of service, as well as community members that are willing to go above and beyond for the students and adults with intellectual disabilities we support. You've Been Spotted honorees were recognized as well. Staff were honored from 5 years of service all the way to 35! To all of our staff, volunteers, and entire community, thank you for everything you do to support our students and adults!

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April 23, 2015 at 9:11 PM

Cardinal Cushing Centers shared The South Shore Page's photo.

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Jackie Onassis at Cardinal Cushing's funeral, Hanover MA 1970.

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Facebook IconApril 21, 2015 at 1:45 PM

On Wednesday, April 29th, we will be hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross! The drive will take place at the Children's Chapel at our Hanover location. More information can be found on the flier below. To schedule an appointment visit http://www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: CCC405

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Facebook IconApril 20, 2015 at 6:34 PM

Cardinal Cushing Centers added 3 new photos.

Cardinal Cushing Centers is so very proud of our 2015 Marathon team. The rain couldn't stop Bill, John or Erin. Way to go, team!

To support their heroic run: https://www.crowdrise.com/CCCBoston2015

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Cardinal Cushing Centers
Facebook IconApril 17, 2015 at 11:12 AM

Our 2015 Boston Marathon Team is ready to rock 26.2 miles on Monday. Bill, Erin and John - your Cardinal Cushing family is ready to see you cross that finish line. Thank you for all that you have done for us! #WeRunTogether

To support our runners, visit: https://www.crowdrise.com/CCCBoston2015

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Cardinal Cushing Centers
April 15, 2015 at 11:18 AM

Cardinal Cushing Centers shared The Boston Marathon's photo.

On this day of reflection, Cardinal Cushing Centers would like to offer the Portiuncula Chapel to anyone who needs a quiet place to remember the events of the 2013 Boston Marathon. We encourage all to reflect on the past and also celebrate the strength and resiliency of the city of Boston and its surrounding towns and communities as we continue to move forward with a new tradition, One Boston Day.

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The Boston Marathon

Today, the Boston Athletic Association and Boston Marathon Principal Sponsor John Hancock join the City of Boston in celebrating a new annual tradition: One Boston Day. One Boston Day is a city-wide celebration that recognizes the unity and strength of our city.

One Boston Day is a time when we as a community can honor and remember all of those affected by the tragic events of April 15, 2013. One Boston Day is also a day to come together and celebrate Boston's spirit, and the strength, resiliency, and compassion that epitomizes our city.

Mayor Marty Walsh established One Boston Day with the desire expressed by many survivors to pass on the kindness, generosity, and support they received following the 2013 Boston Marathon. The City of Boston will hold a moment of silence at 2:49 p.m. to mark the two-year anniversary, with church bells ringing throughout the city shortly after to pay tribute and celebrate the lives of those effected in April, 2013.

On One Boston Day, individuals, businesses, and organizations across the City will display their humanity and unity by encouraging random acts of kindness and spreading goodwill. One Boston Day is a chance for everyone to get involved, embodying the spirit of the Boston community. Whether it's giving up your seat on the T or saying 'thank you' to the City's police and fire personnel, we encourage everyone to take part in One Boston Day.

Cardinal Cushing Centers
Facebook IconApril 13, 2015 at 12:17 PM

Cardinal Cushing Centers added 2 new photos.

Yesterday our President & CEO, Jo Ann Simons, received a Leadership Award from Understanding Our Differences, a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate communities to value and accept people of all abilities through school-based, interactive disability awareness programs. She also provided the key note address at the gala. We are proud of Jo Ann’s nationally recognized work in the field of disability.

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Cardinal Cushing Centers
Facebook IconApril 2, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Today is World Autism Awareness Day. The United Nations General Assembly has chosen employment as the theme and will launch a call to action, asking businesses everywhere to make a committment to hiring people with disabilities. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shanna-belott/can-disability-help-your-_b_6974476.html

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Can Disability Help Your Bottom Line? Corporate America Is Waking Up to the Benefits of...

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Something curious is happening in Corporate America. Business leaders are discovering a whole new source of talent they never realized existed: people with autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities....

Cardinal Cushing Centers
Facebook IconMarch 31, 2015 at 1:14 PM

Over 350 attendees took part in the Boston Business Journal's 2nd annual Bizwomen Mentoring Event this past Monday morning. Pictured is Cushing’s President & CEO, Jo Ann Simons, who participated as a mentor along with other influential and powerful women leaders in Greater Boston. The Boston event was part of American City Business Journals company-wide Mentoring Monday, with similar mentoring events taking place throughout the U.S. Click the link to read the full article: http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/blog/mass_roundup/2015/03/women-mentors-take-center-stage-in-boston-bbj.html?ana=e_boston_blog&s=newsletter&ed=2015-03-31

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Cardinal Cushing Centers
March 27, 2015 at 6:54 PM

Cardinal Cushing Centers shared Understanding Our Differences's photo.

Honoring Cardinal Cushing Centers President/CEO, Jo Ann Simons with a Disability Awareness Award. Jo Ann's passion for fighting for the rights of people with disabilities, and for a society that treats people with disabilities with more respect is admirable. Jo Ann will also give the Keynote Address at the gala on Sunday, April 12th, 2:30 pm at Community Rowing in Brighton, MA.

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Understanding Our Differences

Our Spring Benefit is only two weeks away! Have you sent in your RSVP for April 12th? We are thrilled about our honoree Jo Ann Simons, who has been called "a giant in Intellectual Disabilities," as well as City of Newton honoree Mark Kelly, and Newton Public Schools honoree David Tynes - both of whom have also accomplished so much. Don't miss what promises to be a truly meaningful celebration.
http://understandingourdifferences.org/join-us-spring-benefit-april-12th/

Cardinal Cushing Centers
March 27, 2015 at 9:45 AM

Today's Iron Kettle menu is now up on our website. Beat the rainy-day blues with a home cooked meal, made fresh by our students! We start serving at 12:45. Menu can be found at the link below:

http://cushingcenters.org/marketplace/iron-kettle/

Cardinal Cushing Centers
Facebook IconMarch 24, 2015 at 10:04 AM

This morning our Braintree St. Coletta Day School hosted the South Shore Chamber of Commerce for a Coffee Connection event. It was great to network and meet local business leaders on the South Shore! Pictured here is Peter Forman, President & CEO of the Chamber and Laura Wilson, ProServices Specialist of the Lowe's in Weymouth.

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Facebook IconMarch 23, 2015 at 10:27 AM

We're less than one month away from the 119th running of The Boston Marathon and the Cardinal Cushing Centers team is hard at work preparing for their big day! Please consider donating today to help them reach their team goal of $25,000. Your donation will directly enhance our programs and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Erin's younger sister Shannon attends Cardinal Cushing as a residential student. Erin says: "My sister, Shannon, is my whole world. She was born when I was eight and a half years old. I knew she was my soul mate from the second I went to the hospital to visit her when she was born. My sister began a…

Cardinal Cushing Centers
Facebook IconMarch 18, 2015 at 2:05 PM

FREE Sensory Friendly Showing of Disney's Cinderella:
Saturday March 21st, 2015
12:00-2:00pm
Regal Cinemas Stadium 12
207 Swansea Mall Drive, Swansea, MA 0277
Please RSVP to reserve your spot!
ebosley@financialguide.com or 617-526-9315

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Cardinal Cushing Centers
Facebook IconMarch 16, 2015 at 12:05 PM

We want to thank South Shore Bank and everyone who attended the annual St. Patrick's Day Dinner & Auction! It was a wonderful evening that helps send our graduating students on the Trip of a Lifetime to Walt Disney World. Thank you for helping make dreams come true!

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Facebook IconMarch 13, 2015 at 10:38 AM

South Shore Hospital, South Weymouth, Massachusetts and Cardinal Cushing Centers would like to thank the wonderful staff at Marathon Sports Norwell for hosting us last night for a great and informative training clinic.Thanks for helping us prepare our Boston Marathon Teams for their big day! We had so much fun!

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Cardinal Cushing Centers
Facebook IconMarch 9, 2015 at 10:30 AM

We love sharing inspiring stories we come across- this is one great! Very moving, hope you enjoy!

http://www.thisblewmymind.com/deaf-man-told-to-look-over-there-when-he-does-youll-bawl-like-a-baby/#_

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Deaf Man Told To “Look Over There.” When He Does, You’ll Bawl Like A Baby!

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If the world had no barriers for the hearing impaired, this is what it would look like.

Cardinal Cushing Centers
Facebook IconMarch 6, 2015 at 10:30 AM

The Iron Kettle will be open today! Stop by and enjoy a home cooked meal, made fresh by our students! We start serving at 12:45. Menu can be found at the link below:

http://cushingcenters.com/marketplace/iron-kettle/

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We welcome members of the community to join us at the Iron Kettle Inn on select Thursdays and Fridays for a hot lunch, with warm, welcoming service, courtesy of our student servers.

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Facebook IconMarch 5, 2015 at 1:09 PM

Do you subscribe to The Boston Globe? If the answer is yes, you can help Cardinal Cushing Centers receive free advertising space. To select us as the non-profit of your choice, visit BostonGlobe.com/GRANT; under “Name of Certified 501(c)(3) Charity,” please write our full name, Cardinal Cushing Centers, Inc. Under “Charity City and State,” please write Hanover, MA. Thank you for your help!

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Please fill out the form below to submit your Boston Globe GRANT voucher. Don't have a voucher? All you need is ONE of the following in order to make your submission: Subscriber Number, Email or Phone Number. For your reference, click here to view a list of some of last year's eligible 501(c)(3) non…