“Funds to implement the Peer IMPACT program, which will train students with disabilities and students without disabilities to understand disability history and self advocacy; stand up to and intervene in the face of bullying or abuse of people with disabilities; and to conduct student-led projects that will improve school-wide understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities.”

CATEGORY: Programs & Services
LOCATION: Malden, MA (Essex County)
AMOUNT: $70,000 over Two Years

Helping Young People Achieve Their Goals: Center for Self-Advocacy

Transitioning to adulthood is a challenge for many young people. This challenge is further heightened for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) as they move from children to adult services. Studies show that individuals with ID are more likely to have poorer post school outcomes relative to their peers without disabilities. Recently, the Tower Foundation provided … Continued