Category: News

August 28, 2023 Sue Rorke

“MassReconnect, became reality earlier this month when Governor Maura Healey signed into law the state’s fiscal 2024 budget, which earmarked $20 million to cover community college costs for residents over 25 who have not previously earned a degree or certificate. The budget includes an additional $18 million for students pursuing nursing degrees at community colleges.… Read More MassReconnect

August 3, 2023 Sue Rorke

Danya and Erin represented MWCIL at the National Council on Independent Living’s conference – in person(!) in Washington, D.C. on July 24 – 27.  This annual conference is always a great opportunity to learn from colleagues across the country (and meet staff from MA IL Centers!), and to learn from disability leaders across the country. … Read More 2023 NCIL Conference

July 27, 2023 Sue Rorke

Spectrum of Sound (from the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism), a choir comprised of autism self-advocates set the mood at the ceremony to raise awareness and support for disability rights. The flag raising ceremony was held on the 33rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (July 26, 2023). The flag was designed by talented… Read More Framingham Raises Disability Flag at Memorial Building

June 22, 2023 Sue Rorke

New session begins Tuesday, October 3, 2023. “If you plan for nothing, you’re going to get nothing,” Bill Burnett, co-author of Designing your Life.  Odyssey Planning creates a map to your future. Based on the book and its companion course from Stanford University D.Lab, this class will lead participants through creating a vision of their… Read More Odyssey Planning Workshops

June 22, 2023 Sue Rorke

Unlock the secrets to thriving relationships and unleash your social potential with an exciting and empowering class designed specifically for cool, confident, and curious young people. Dive into an interactive and engaging program to help you master the art of building healthy connections, express yourself with confidence, and navigate the exciting world of relationships. Join… Read More Healthy Relationships Workshops

June 22, 2023 Sue Rorke

New session begins October 10 Prepare for success in the workforce with a five-week job readiness course designed for high school students, focusing on essential skills such as professional communication, time management, interview techniques, and workplace etiquette. Through interactive workshops and practical exercises, students will gain the confidence and competencies needed to excel in their… Read More Job Readiness Workshops

April 10, 2023 Sue Rorke

MWCIL supported PCA’s, in person, for the first time since 2019, and for the first time without Paul Spooner.  Paul was an effective and relentless supporter of PCAs. Photographs from the PCA Rally are on our website. On March 1, PCA from 1199 SEIU union, consumers, advocates and legislators gathered at the union headquarters. After… Read More 2023 PCA Rally for Higher Wages

January 23, 2023 Sue Rorke

A session began on August 10. Another session will begin on Thursday, October 12, 2023. Registration deadline is September 29. Get ready to hit the road with confidence! The Permit Prep Program at MWCIL provides essential knowledge and practice to help aspiring drivers master the rules of the road, understand traffic laws, and develop safe… Read More Driving Permit Prep Workshops