Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48OUR FOUNDING In the late 1960s, while visiting their children at a special needs summer camp, a group of parents discussed the dismal reality facing their sons and daughters as they approached adulthood. Frustrated by the status quo and desperate to find an alternative to institutionalized care for their children, this group of committed parents worked tirelessly to create an enlightened new model of community living for their adult children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). They formed the corporation New England Village (NEV) in 1966, and three years later they selected the old Sutton Estate in Pembroke as their site to build. In 1972 their dreams became a reality, when the first thirteen residents stepped over the threshold of their new homes at New England Village. Today, with multiple locations, modern facilities and a specialized team of highly skilled and dedicated human service professionals, New England Village serves more than 180 men and women with I/DD including autism and Down syndrome, and sensory disabilities such as hearing and vision impairment. We provide a variety of innovative programs and customized supports and embrace the philosophy that individual choice and self-determination should direct all of our services. We are committed to empowering people to reach their full potential and pursue a life that is personally meaningful to them. New England Village is truly a community rich with opportunity, sharing and growth. OUR PROGRAMS At New England Village, the people we support are in charge of defining the direction of their own lives, and our job as we see it, is to support them through this self-discovery process. One of the ways we accomplish this is through a variety of program and service offerings, each tailored to meet the unique needs of the individuals who participate in them. They include: residential, employment and community based day services, day habilitation and retirement programs, and community enrichment opportunities. Our Residential Program includes 17 modern group homes in a thoughtfully planned community setting in Pembroke MA, as well as in-home and shared living services. These options are uniquely designed, staffed and/or supported by a specialized team of highly skilled and dedicated human service professionals trained in person-centered planning. Our Employment Services program actively works with participants on assessment, job training, and skill acquisition towards the goal of competitive employment. Using a person-centered approach, individuals participate in career exploration and vocational training that will provide them with the skills necessary for securing meaningful employment. Individuals not currently working full- time at New England Village’s Colchester Neighborhood Farm or competitively in the community, receive complementary supports in our integrated Community Based Day Services (CBDS) program. Utilizing a person- centered approach toward career exploration and planning, the CBDS program employs a variety of tools, including skills training OUR STORY 6