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03.18.19

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 >

03.12.19

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 >

11.08.18

Derek’s Story: Riverside School

Derek was struggling.  He wasn’t attending school and was spending too much time alone in his bedroom.  He was depressed, non-communicative, and as his mom says, “a shell of the boy I knew.” Derek got back on track with the support of the Riverside School.  Located in Needham and Milford, these two schools for grades 6 through 12, provide not only aca… read more >

11.06.18

Riverside Introduces Hate Has No Home Here Campaign

Unfortunately, like the rest of the country, Riverside has recently seen an uptick in incidents of intolerant language based on race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. Riverside is an inclusive community, guided by a robust statement of Mutual Respect and Responsibility that is posted at all locations, and provides staff training in harassment prevention.  H… read more >

10.25.18

Riverside Employment Collaboratives Connect Employers with Candidates

Riverside Community Care developed and manages four Employment Collaboratives in Massachusetts funded by the Department of Developmental Services and partially funded by the Department of Mental Health.  These Collaboratives were designed to organize and coordinate organizations and state agencies so that they have one entry point with employers rather than doze… read more >