• 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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April 11, 2014CushingConnectorSpring2014

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.



CEO Blog

  • 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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Cardinal Cushing Centers
Facebook IconAugust 27, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Our staff continue to do amazing things! Here's Craig Sampson, a member of our maintenance team, painting the outside of our school building in Hanover. Thanks to our entire maintenance team for helping keep our community looking amazing!

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Cardinal Cushing Centers
Facebook IconAugust 20, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Taking care of your parents? Taking care of your children? Attend this seminar on September 13 to learn how to do both with financial planning.

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Cardinal Cushing Centers
Facebook IconAugust 20, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Our staff and students held a field day to enjoy some of the final moments of summer! The theme was the Information Age, where our students learned about some inventions of this era, including the television, the computer, cell phone, internet, and solar energy. In the afternoon, everyone celebrated by attending Cushstock 14’ with the band “Peace Together” (which included several staff members!), face painting, bubbles, and more! Here's a photo of student Jessica W. having fun at the face painting station. What a great way to enjoy the summer!

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Facebook IconAugust 18, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Today, Jo Ann Simons, President & CEO of Cardinal Cushing Centers accepted the #icebucketchallenge to help #stampoutALS. She donated and also called her fellow non-profit CEO's to rise to the challenge: Paul Gorman of the South Shore YMCA, Lauren Payne of Friendship Home, Craig Welton of Best Buddies Massachusetts and Mary Beth McMahon of Special Olympics Massachusetts. You have 24 hours to complete the challenge!

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Facebook IconAugust 15, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Last month, magician John Logan visited our campus to put on a free show for our students and adults, as well as community members. The Hanover Mariner sent a photographer to snap photos of the event; here is the link to the great pictures from this memorable event!


Photos: PHOTO GALLERY: Magic happens in Hanover


Hanover youths enjoyed a warm summer day outside at the Cardinal Cushing Centers on Thursday, July 24, where they were entertained by the magical performance of local magician, John Duke Logan. From card tricks to disappearing acts, Logan had the crowd gasping for more.