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Cardinal Cushing Centers provides individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disabilities of all ages opportunities to discover the benefits of a supportive and vibrant community. We are proud of our nationally recognized opportunities for learning, working, living and playing together.

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Jo Ann Simons and Cushing Centers featured in Boston Business Journal

By Jay Fitzgerald   As a young woman fresh out of graduate school, Jo Ann Simons envisioned a career as a social worker focusing on women’s issues. At the age of 25, though, she became pregnant and later gave birth to a son, Jonathan, who was diagnosed with Down syndrome and heart defects — and her whole world changed. “I imagined there would be all these support services in place, but they weren’t there,” she said. “I was left with…



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  • Are They Related?

    By: Jo Ann Simons In the past month the “Ice Bucket Challenge” for ALS, has quite literally “soaked” the United States. Everyone from Bill Gates to Tom Brady has poured a bucket of ice water over his or her head, made a donation to fight ALS and challenged others do the same or make a donation to fight ALS within twenty-four hours. Inspired by Pete Frates of Massachusetts, people are learning about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou…

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Facebook IconSeptember 15, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Check out what was seen around our community today! Show off your Cushing pride by purchasing one of these great bumper stickers at the Cushing Trader for $5.00!

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Cushing's President & CEO Jo Ann Simons was recently part of the Executive Profile feature in the Boston Business Journal. Thank you to the BBJ for featuring us, and to Jay Fitzgerald for writing this wonderful article! You can read Jo Ann’s Executive Profile below:

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Facebook IconSeptember 12, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Save the Date! Our annual Fall Fest will be taking place September 26-27! Registration is being mailed to families today, but here's a preview of the weekends events! If you need to reserve a hotel for the weekend, the Comfort Inn in Rockland has a reduced rate on rooms ($129, excluding tax) for a limited time. Call them at 781-982-1000 and mention Cardinal Cushing Centers for the rate. We can't wait to see you!

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Facebook IconSeptember 9, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Don't forget to mark your calendars! On September 20th, President/CEO Jo Ann Simons will be the keynote speaker at the Statewide Transition Conference for Parents at Holy Cross College. Jo Ann will be speaking about transitions from school to adult life for individuals with intellectual disabilities, their families and the people who support them. More information can be found in the flyer below!

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