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Partnership Receives Grant for Career Pathway Program

A partnership of seven organizations, led by Horace Mann Educational Associates (HMEA), was recently awarded a $25,000 program design grant through the Commonwealth’s Learn to Earn (LTE) Initiative. Working with HMEA, Sodexo USA, Cumberland Farms, Worcester Public Schools, Work Without Limits, MassHire Central Workforce Board, and MassHire Central Career Center… read more >


Implicit Bias Q&A with Dr. Nicole Christian-Brathwaite

Nicole Christian-Brathwaite, MD, Medical Director at Riverside Community Care, recently had her article “Implicit Bias: What every pediatrician should know about the effect of bias on health and future directions” published in the journal, Pediatric and Adolescent Healthcare.  In this Q&A, Dr. Christian-Brathwaite discusses her paper and the role implici… read more >


My Experience at Neponset River House

When I first had the orientation, I admit I was a bit nervous, but so happy to finally do something positive and productive in my life. Before I even knew about the Clubhouse my life was going downhill, really fast. I had no one to interact with, I felt like my life was a bottomless hole. I was no longer going to school and I had no job. I was dependent on my Mo… read more >


How Has My School Helped Me?

An essay by Jessica*, a student at the Riverside School in Milford. “How has my school helped me? I think an easier question would be how has my school not helped me. I started at Riverside School at the end of March after about a year of little education. This was mostly due to my high generalized anxiety disorder and my sensory processing disorder (and my … read more >


Riverside Opens Four New Homes

In the past six months, Riverside has opened four new residences in the towns of Andover, Wakefield, and Cambridge for adults with acquired brain injury and developmental disabilities.  The new home in Wakefield was established specifically to support five young men with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have recently turned 22 (the year these youn… read more >