Entrepreneur Ben Golub has been involved with Partners for Youth with Disabilities since 1995. Although he lives in Palo Alto, California – more than 3,000 miles away from Boston – Ben continues to be a supporter, mentor, and advisor for PYD staff and its board of directors. He feels inspired not only by the […]
On Tuesday, April 2, Partners for Youth with Disabilities celebrated Autism Awareness and Acceptance Day. Joined with partners Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and MGH Aspire, all three of our teams shed light on accepting people on the autism spectrum. Hosted in the Center Court of the Prudential Center, we prompted passersby to write […]
In the fall of 2018, the YEP Career Readiness program at Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD) was grateful to partner with the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, who have provided access to the Job Lab space at Spaulding Hospital in Cambridge, MA. Our YEP Career Readiness program now provides our community-based Pre-employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS), through […]
Nicole was a Marketing Intern at PYD during the fall 2018 semester. She is a communications and media studies student at Emmanuel College, graduating in spring 2019. During her time at PYD, she managed PYD’s social media accounts; wrote, edited, and posted numerous blog posts; created and sent email newsletters; and led her own marketing […]
Marcella has been a member of PYD’s online learning platform for the past two years. Below, we wanted to share some of the incredible work she’s been doing. Thanks for your commitment to disability inclusion! Tell us a bit about yourself and your organization. When, how, and why did you get started? My name is […]
Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD) is excited to announce that we are expanding Campus Career Connect (C3), our e-mentoring program to support college students with disabilities, across the entire United States. The C3 network was designed specifically to support young adults with disabilities in improving their employment outcomes, including securing internships and jobs in […]
In celebration of National Mentoring Month, here is the story of one of our current matches. This post is written by their match specialist, Emma. Matt is one of the best mentors I have had the pleasure of working with. He is mentoring a 16-year-old named Jaden who happens to be a close neighbor of […]
When it comes to disability inclusion, PYD’s philosophy is simple: how can we train as many people as possible? If we want to create a world where young people with disabilities can lead lives with dignity, pride, and purpose, we need to make sure as many organizations, communities, and individuals as we can are trained […]
Join us on Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 from 6-8pm for our biggest event of the year! Party for PYD is dedicated to raising program funds and awareness of mentoring, and celebrating our successes and partnerships with you. Tickets on sale now!
This is a guest blog post contributed by Kristen Alberino (Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Boston, MA).