• All ages. All abilities. All together.
  • Possibility. Opportunity. Hope.
  • Safe and Supportive

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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As a parent I want to say how grateful I am to be able to imagine Henry’s future in such a supportive community as yours. It is always a grave concern of any parent about where their child is going to live as a young adult. We are so fortunate to have the thoughtful and caring staff of Cardinal Cushing to provide him with the encouragement and support that will allow him to grow into a meaningful, adult life.

My heart felt thanks to all.

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Cushing Connector Spring 2014

Welcome spring! Check out the latest edition of the Cardinal Cushing Centers Connector 2014 Spring Edition. Learn about our Boston Marathon Team, new Braintree neighbors and more!   Download the spring verion now.



  • Introducing Our 2014 Boston Marathon Team

    Cardinal Cushing Centers is pleased to announce the members of our 2014 Boston Marathon team: Tessa Casey of Duxbury, Jonathan Peck of Pembroke and Gabe Dutra of Hingham!

  • Santa’s Workshop in Hanover has a Dual Purpose

    Making everything from decorations to delicacies, the marketplace at the Cardinal Cushing Centers could be mistaken for Santa’s workshop. At the Washington Street campus or their seasonal store at the Derby Street Shoppes, you can buy a tree, ornaments to put on it and gifts to put under it. READ MORE>>

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  • A Thousand Words

    Sometimes a picture is just a picture and sometimes it’s more. On a recent Caribbean vacation we were taking a bus tour when I looked forward and saw something so ordinary but so powerful that I grabbed my cellphone and took a picture. It was a young man’s leg in the aisle of the bus. He was wearing rugged footwear and a fashionable bathing suit and a polo shirt. His hands were clasped together. I couldn’t see his face but…

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Facebook IconApril 22, 2014 at 9:32 AM

Today's Recycling Fast Fact: "Recycling just one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a television for three hours." Stop by the Recycle Center today on the Cushing Hanover campus. We are open: Monday-Friday, 10:00am-11:00am and 11:30am-2:30pm

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Facebook IconApril 18, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Wednesday night, our students and adults held a pep rally for our 2014 Boston Marathon team! They cheered on our runners, giving them an extra boost of encouragement before the big race on Monday!

You can help our runners reach their fundraising goals by following the link below. All funds raised by our team directly benefit the students and adults we support at Cardinal Cushing Centers!


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Facebook IconApril 16, 2014 at 3:03 PM

We are planning a Textile Recycling Drive from
April 28th - May 1st. So when you are doing your Spring cleaning, do not throw anything away! We can recycle everything here at Cardinal Cushing in Hanover. Just place your items in a 13 gallon trash bag or reuse grocery bags and bring them over to the Redemption Center. For more information, download the flyer below or contact Dawn Freeland at dfreeland@cushingcenters.org or 781-829-1102.

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Facebook IconApril 15, 2014 at 9:35 AM

One year ago today the world was forever changed by the events at the 2013 Boston Marathon finish line. A world class event that typically represents athleticism, determination, discipline, strength and compassion was brought to its knees. As the world watched and wondered what would happen next, the great city of Boston slowly started to heal.

We thank our city leaders, law enforcement, first responders, and medical professionals for their help in time of crisis. 365 days later the scars remain but we are no longer on our knees. We are standing stronger than ever, a united front, preparing for the greatest race the world has ever seen.

Let us honor and never forget the 2013 Marathon, but let us also embrace and celebrate the 2014 Marathon and all that it stands for, including Cushing’s inaugural charity team. #WeRunTogether.


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Do you remember what it felt like when youHit a baseball for the first time?Went to the prom?Walked across the stage at graduation?Received your first paycheck?Moved into your first apartment?At the Cardinal Cushing Centers, we create opportunities every day to ensure that the individuals we support...

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Facebook IconApril 11, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Welcome the weekend with some good home cookin’ from the Iron Kettle! We start serving at 12:45. Here is today’s menu:

Soup of the Day: Fish Chowder

Entrée #1:
Shrimp & Orzo Florentine
Blended Vegetables

Broiled Haddock
Whipped Potatoes
Blended Vegetables

Orange Ginger Chicken
Vegetable Fried Rice
Blended Vegetables

Dessert of the Day:
Cream-Cheese Brownie

We hope you will join us!

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Facebook IconApril 8, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Today's Recycling Fast Fact: "Americans throw away 35 billion plastic bottles every year." Stop by the Recycle Center today on the Cushing Hanover campus. We are open:
Monday-Friday, 10:00am-11:00am and 11:30am-2:30pm

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