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  • Walk to the Future!

     

    The time has come once again to unite and celebrate the community as we Walk the Walk to raise awareness and continue supporting the journey of adults living with Autism and developmental disabilities. Last year, we broke new peer-to-peer fundraising records bringing in over $180,000 and this year our goal is to hit the $250K mark… and we’ll do it with your support!

    Again in 2019, we have a very nice route to enjoy, a one mile stroll that will begin and end from our beautiful Woburn, MA headquarters and our newly designed and constructed ‘Jubilee Park.’  The lead up to the event and fundraising potential is HUGE, and the event itself is fun for the entire family.

    This is a prime opportunity to participate whether it’s walking yourself or via fundraising through joining an existing team or even start your own team! Collaborate with others who already are fervent supporters of this event, as all Walk the Walk proceeds help make life’s journey happier, healthier and more fulfilling for people living with disabilities.

    Now for over 50 years, our community support has helped thousands of people lead enriched lives and achieve their dreams to be more connected with their communities. With your support, these adults can continue to chase their dreams.

    As an added bonus, all registrants will receive a free “Walk the Walk” t-shirt! Invite your family and friends to walk, support the cause and share in the fun!

     

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  • NuPath Ambassadors Attend ADDP Legislative Luncheon

    A team of NuPath ambassadors traveled to the Massachusetts State House on Wednesday for the Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers’ (ADDP) Legislative Luncheon. Led by President/CEO Dan Harrison, ten members of the Organization were on hand to learn about the issues and challenges facing the disability community in 2019.

    Harrison, a member on ADDP’s Board of Directors, said, “The luncheon is a great opportunity to meet with our legislators and advocate on behalf of the men and women we support. We’re proud to be here, as we have been for almost 20 years.”

    Among the items on this year’s agenda is the ongoing battle to pass Nicky’s Law in the House of Representatives. Named after Nicky Chan, a developmentally disabled man who suffered repeated abuse at the hands of a caretaker, the Bill would establish a registry of caretakers alleged to have committed substantiated acts of abuse towards people with disabilities. It was passed in the Massachusetts State Senate this past July and is currently awaiting delegation in the House.

    Woburn resident and NuPath supporter, State Representative Rich Haggerty (left), joins Greg Morris and Brett Reily of NuPath prior to the ADDP Legislative Luncheon. (Photo: Giuseppe Marraccino)

    State Representative Kay Khan, who chairs the Committee on Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities, stated that passing Nicky’s Law is a “high priority for 2019” and encouraged ADDP’s member organizations to “take up the fight and advocate for passing the Bill, which would enhance the quality of care for people living with disabilities.”

    A key figure in advocating for Nicky’s Law in the House is State Rep. Richard Haggerty, a long-time supporter of NuPath and Woburn resident. The former President of Woburn’s City Council was recently elected to the House in November, replacing retired Rep. James Dwyer. Haggerty is a sponsor of Nicky’s Law and says it will help increase the quality of care for the disability community.

    “Men and women living with disabilities should be treated with dignity and respect by all people,” he said. “Passing Nicky’s Law is a priority for me in 2019 because it puts a sense of trust and understanding in the hands of those being supported, as they will have more confidence and better controls over the people that care for them.”

    Katie Schlosberg, one of NuPath’s residential Program Managers, expressed her support for the Bill. “Nicky’s Law is a vital step in protecting people with disabilities and their families,” she said. “We want to ensure men and women with disabilities live in a safe, caring, and secure environment.”

    A second major topic of conversation is the ongoing “Employment First” initiative, launched in 2014. ADDP is asking Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker to allocate approximately $250 million for Day and Employment Services to the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) – a 15% increase from Fiscal Year 2019.

    Representative Paul Brodeur (middle) was honored by ADDP as a 2019 Legislator of the Year. (Photo: Giuseppe Marraccino)

    “I hope the state will support our vision to create more opportunities for meaningful community services and integrated employment,” stated DDS Commissioner Jane Ryder. “The funding will help all people with disabilities learn the necessary skills to encourage independent living.”

    Rep. Paul Brodeur, honored by ADDP as one of their Legislators of the Year, has been a longtime supporter of increased employment funding for adults with developmental disabilities. He believes it will have to be a team effort to get the support they will need from the Governor.

    “My colleagues and I…want to help everyone (in the Great Hall of Flags) find opportunities to fully integrate in the community,” he stated. “The only way we can do this is by advocating for each other.”

    NuPath’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Brett Reily, started in the Organization as the Director of Employment and Community Engagement. He believes proper funding for employment initiatives will bring NuPath closer to fulfilling their mission of making life’s journey happier, healthier, and more fulfilling for people living with disabilities.

    “Our dedicated employment team wants to help the hard-working men and women we support find jobs in the community and increase their independence,” he said. “NuPath urges the Governor and other state legislators to advocate for the funding we need to maintain and expand these programs so people with disabilities can further integrate themselves in the community.”

  • A Joyous Adventure of Color

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  • Sharing the Holiday Spirit

    It’s a special day for Bessie Tsimba and the residents at NuPath’s Salem Street home in Lynnfield.

    A tree surrounded by toys and games await two very special guests who are, in turn, picking them up to bring the happiness of the Holiday Season to hundreds of children around the state of Massachusetts.

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  • USI Donates to NuPath’s Next Adventure

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  • We’re Counting on YOU!

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  • Dan Harrison honored as Humanitarian of the Year at GrowHope Foundation Gala

    NuPath President/CEO Dan Harrison was recognized as the GrowHope Foundation’s Humanitarian of the Year at their recent 10th Annual Gala Benefit Dinner.

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  • Tales of Adventure Highlight NuPath’s Fifth Annual Celebration

    Every adventure begins with a single step. A rainy, Fall evening recently brought ten of them together.

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  • Good ‘Til the Last Drop

    Nikos Wallingford is passionate about food, meeting new people and living his best life.

    He’s also curious, specifically with how restaurants and cafes are run behind the counter. This idea led Nikos to brew up a bold project, as part of a year-long internship at BRIO Integrated Theatre in Winchester, MA.

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  • NuPath Unites To Celebrate 2018 Job Camp Graduates

    Bill Strazzullo fondly remembers the humble beginnings of the first NuPath Job Camp graduation.

    “I remember our graduation consisted of being in a classroom with balloons and a sheet cake (at 147 New Boston Street),” he reflects. “I never imagined it would have such an impact on so many lives.”

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  • A Quite Spectacular Celebration!

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  • NuPath’s Iconic Beacon Of Unity Returns Home

    NuPath’s Headquarters on New Boston Street in Woburn just got a little bit brighter.

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  • A Walk to Remember: NuPath Breaks Fundraising, Attendance Records at Eighth Annual ‘Walk the Walk’

    It is an early Saturday morning at NuPath’s headquarters on New Boston Street in Woburn. An army of volunteers, captained by NuPath’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Brett Reily, are putting the finishing touches on what has arguably been the best six weeks the Organization has ever seen in its fifty years of operation.

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  • WE Got This!

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  • NuPath Hosts Massachusetts Legislators for Open House

    NuPath has seen great change during its five decades in operation. Arguably, the most significant is the growing support from elected officials that have been appointed in the districts where the Organization’s day services and residential programs are located.

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  • 150K … and COUNTING!

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  • Going Into Overdrive!

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  • It’s Time To Dig Deep!

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  • Things Are Heating UP!

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  • We CAN Do This!

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  • Walk ON!

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  • Northern Bank Invests In NuPath Mission

    NuPath and Northern Bank and Trust might be different entities, but share one common thread – priding themselves on a dedicated mission to strengthen their communities.

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  • 99 Percent!

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  • 2018: NuPath Goes For Gold!

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  • Reflections and Holiday Wishes

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  • Spreading Holiday Cheer: Schlosberg Organizes Mass State Police Toys for Tots Collection

    Katie Schlosberg is in the living room of NuPath’s Middlesex Avenue residence, putting the final touches on planning for a visit by some very important guests.

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  • On The Move With Ava

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  • Homegrown: The Story of Hatzis Landscaping and Design

    Last year, at his annual Individual Support Plan (ISP) meeting, Paul Hatzis had a dream.

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  • NuPath “Goes for Gold” With Commemorative Holiday Tree

    NuPath is going for gold this Holiday Season.

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  • Dollars and $ense: People’s United, NuPath Partner to Teach Financial Literacy

    People’s United Bank and NuPath have partnered to create a program where men and women in NuPath programs can be educated on vital strategies and life skills to help them wisely manage their earnings throughout their financial life cycle.

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  • Flipping The Script: Shaw Speaks at “Secrets of Success” Dinner

    Anthony Shaw is just minutes away from speaking at the Woburn Business Association’s (WBA) “Secrets of Success” dinner. A crowd of approximately 250 people wait patiently in the Crowne Plaza Hotel’s Grand Ballroom for the Salem, NH native to come up on stage to speak about the success of NuPath’s Job Camp class.  

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  • From The Quiet of The Evening

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  • Dan’s Invitation To A Celebration!

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  • NuPath, Annual Celebration Featured On “Woburn Spotlight”

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  • YOU Get An Award!

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  • Come On Down!

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  • And The Award Goes To…

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  • A Surprise On New Boston Street!

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  • Check Us Out Live!

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  • A Time For Celebration!

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  • NuPath Celebrates 2017 Job Camp Graduates

    As Bill Strazzullo and Lisa Carriere prepared to celebrate the 2017 class of Job Camp graduates, they take a moment and flashback to the humble beginnings of what has become one of NuPath’s most successful employment programs.

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  • All A”BOARD!”

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  • NuPath Featured on “The Woburn Spotlight”

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  • You WANT To Be There!

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  • We CAN Do This Together!

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  • It’s Time To Double Down!

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  • Dentler Presented With 2017 ADDP Continuing Education Scholarship Award

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  • Roberston Honored By DDS With Social Inclusion Award

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  • Catch The Fever, Feel the Excitement!

  • Join The MOVEMENT!

  • All Hands on Deck!

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  • WALKing on Sunshine

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  • The Valleys Of Life

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  • A Little Slice of Life

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  • A Minute With Mom!

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  • A Tradition With Our Troopers

    Katie Schlosberg is putting a new spin on a decade-long tradition that has become a Holiday Season staple at NuPath’s residence on Salem Street in Lynnfield.

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  • Fifteen Feet!

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  • NuPath Goes On Safari

    NuPath is giving this Holiday Season a little Continental flair.

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  • A Time To Give Thanks

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  • Edward Bloom Painting

    Edward Bloom Wins 2017 ADDP Calendar Contest

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  • Bold Is Beautiful!

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  • The Future Is Bright

    Lights, Camera, Action!

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  • Dan’s Post Celebration Message!

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  • An Amazing Experience Awaits!

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  • Donovan Walk

    NuPath Exclusive: One-on-One With Board Member Carol Donovan

    NuPath Board Member Carol Donovan has always had an affinity for helping men and women with disabilities.

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  • NuPath Residential Homes

    A Beautiful Day For NuPath’s “Beautiful Homes”

    A crystal clear, late Summer day was the backdrop for NuPath’s fifth Home Beautiful Tour. A group of organizational personnel and special guests joined President/CEO Dan Harrison on a journey through three of the organization’s beautiful residences.

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  • NuPath Unity Light

    NuPath Featured in October Issue Of Northshore Magazine

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  • The Future Is Bright!

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  • Dan’s Digging Deep!

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  • NuPath, Residential Services

    “Beautiful Homes” Highlight NuPath’s Fourth Residential Tour

    A blazing, hot summer day did not stop NuPath’s Residential Program playing host to their fourth Home Beautiful Tour. A dozen employees and special guests joined President/CEO Dan Harrison and Vice President of Residential Operations Karen Sullivan for what has become a popular event around the organization.

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  • NuPath Job Camp

    One NuPath Celebrates “Job Camp” Graduates

    Beaming smiles, tears of pride and joy and palpable excitement were the themes of the day as One NuPath united to celebrate the 2016 class of Job Camp graduates on Thursday.

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  • Relive “Walk The Walk” 2016!

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  • Dan Harrison Live From The Hilton

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  • NuPath Showcases Their Beautiful Homes

    A full house comprised of organizational personnel and special guests joined NuPath President and CEO Dan Harrison for the organization’s third “Home Beautiful Tour”. The tour visited four residences that men and women the Woburn-based nonprofit supports call their home.

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  • NuPath’s Emily Walk Presents At 2016 ADDP Conference

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  • Dan’s “Self” Gratitude

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  • We Did It, But There’s Still A Lot To Play For!

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  • Dan’s Talking The Walk About Walk The Walk!

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  • Rainy Days and Mondays Don’t Get Dan Harrison Down!

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  • Welcome to the Jungle

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  • A Message From Dan Harrison And Sondi Stanton

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  • NuPath ADDP Luncheon

    NuPath Ambassadors Attend 2016 ADDP Luncheon

    NuPath President and CEO Dan Harrison led a group of organizational ambassadors to the State House in historic Boston, Massachusetts for the annual luncheon of the Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers.

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  • NuPath Hosts 2nd Annual Celebration

    It has been a year of exponential growth at NuPath. That is worthy of a celebration.

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  • NuPath Honors Retiring DDS Area Directors

  • NuPath Third Annual Technology Summit Highlights

    NuPath hosted its third annual Technology Summit on Friday at the Hilton Woburn. Company executives, program managers, and special guests joined President and CEO Dan Harrison for a discussion on the current state of NuPath’s technological advancement and plans for the future.

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