Cardinal Cushing Centers Prepares Students For The World

Transition – for those who have a developmental disability or know someone who does, “transition” can be a frightening word. In Massachusetts, students stop receiving funding and services from their local school system the day they turn 22. State funding for adults with disabilities is extremely limited, and programs designed to help individuals with disabilities lead more independent lives are also suffering as a result of the tough economic times.

Now, more than ever before, it is crucial that students with disabilities start preparing for their transition at the age of fourteen. Cardinal Cushing Centers, located in Hanover, MA, has several ways to prepare students for this crucial juncture. As the students approach their high school years, most make the transition from Cushing’s academic focused track to the vocational program. Vocational students experience on-campus work opportunities in the Bass Village Café, the Cushing Thrift Store, the Cushing Trader, the Bottle Redemption Center, the Culinary Arts Department, and Central Supply. READ MORE»

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Since 1947, Cushing's caring community has been a place where exceptional individuals of all ages and abilities have found possibility, opportunity, and hope, receiving support to achieve independence and meaningful relationships across home, work, school, and leisure.

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