THE CUSHING JOURNAL
September 9, 2014
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…
April 11, 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.
November 12, 2013
In case you missed the Fall issue of the Cushing Connector you can find it here! Download the Fall version now.
June 12, 2013
If you missed the Spring issue, you can find it here!
November 20, 2012
In case you missed us in the Patriot Ledger, download the first issue of the Cushing Connector to read on-line. Simply click the “Download here” link below or click on the Cushing Connector image. Enjoy! Download here.
October 24, 2012
Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. You can learn more at the U.S. Department of Labor: http://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/ndeam/#.UIfnjqjUIX0. In honor of this campaign, Cardinal Cushing Centers is sharing the following student success story: Michael Thompson VOCATIONAL STUDENT Best Buddies Job Program With the help of our Best Buddies Job Program and Coach, Michael has a…
August 22, 2012
Since 1947, Cardinal Cushing Centers have been a place where children and adults with disabilities have found possibilities, opportunities, and hope: the possibility to achieve greater levels of success in all areas of life; the opportunity to learn in nurturing, innovative and individualized programs; and, the hope that each tomorrow will bring personal fulfillment, new experiences, and shared happiness. Therefore, it is no surprise that the poem “I’m Fine” would be closely and deeply associated with the Cardinal. In 2011,…
July 13, 2012
Thank you for being one of the donors who made a gift to raise almost $200,000 at our Springtime Gala. Thank you for including Cardinal Cushing Centers and its outstanding students and adults among the important causes that you support each year. The passion that alumni, parents, and friends feel for this organization is as strong as ever. We are grateful to all of you for taking time away from your busy schedules to be a part of this year’s…
May 24, 2012
Daniel has a remarkable story. A former Cushing student and now a participant in South Shore Industries, Cushing’s work development program for adults, Daniel is the kind of person we should all strive to be. He is a true hero who has shown what can be accomplished with determination and the support of people who believe anything is possible. Daniel Picewick embodies the effort, energy, and educational commitment of the Cardinal Cushing Center s, which he attended from 1973-1977. He…
April 12, 2012
Plympton resident Cheryl Clark, special education teacher at Cardinal Cushing Centers, has been selected by the Massachusetts Association of Approved Private Schools (maaps) to receive the 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award. The award ceremony and luncheon will take place during the 34th Annual maaps Conference on May 4th. Cheryl is the second Cushing staff person to receive an award from maaps. The first was June Smith in 2011 who received the Albert E.Treischman Memorial Award for Exceptional Direct Service to…