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Visit from Perspektiva

Posted on November 16
November 16, 2017 
WORK Inc. welcomed visitors from Perspektiva, a non-profit based in Moscow Russia, concentrating in employment for individuals with disabilities.  It was a great morning talking about the great work both organizations have been doing to increase the number of individuals with disabilities employed.  

Meaningful Jobs Initiative

We are excited to announce that The May Institute in collaboration with WORK Inc. was awarded a two-year grant to train individuals with ASD to enter the robust Security Industry field.  Research shows that many people with ASD have greater focusing skills for certain types of tasks than neurotypical counterparts, yet an estimated 90% of these adults are either unemployed or underemployed.  The Meaningful Jobs Initiative will help to prepare individuals with ASD to navigate the interviewing process, background checks and learn the job based competencies associated with security screening process.

 WBZ-TV Eye on Education NIPMUC 11022016


Autistic adults in Massachusetts will for the first time be able to access employment, clinical and housing services simultaneously through a groundbreaking partnership between Work Inc. in Dorchester and the May Institute in Randolph.

The Center for Integrated Adult Autism Services — which officials are calling the first of its kind in the region — is designed to provide adults with skills and resources they need to live and work independently.

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By Globe Staff  August 06, 2016

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 James Cassetta is president and chief executive of WORK Inc., a Boston nonprofit that provides vocational services for people with disabilities with the goal of preparing them for gainful employment and to lead independent lives. Now in its 51st year of operation, WORK Inc. also provides therapeutic services for people with developmental disabilities; housing and support services for the deaf or hard of hearing; and support for families and caregivers. Cassetta, 66, spoke about his career in behavioral health and his ongoing mission to help create more job opportunities for people with disabilities.

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UPTON - In the nearly seven years that Nipmuc Regional High School and Milford High School students have been working to close government contracts, they have returned more than $2 million to the federal government.

Even more impressive is the fact that every student participating in the program is doing the work with a physical or mental disability, but it is not holding them back.

AbilityOne is a "very unique program," said Jim Casetta, president and CEO of Work Inc., a company based in Dorchester that provides training and employment for people who have significant disabilities.

Basically, the federal government has "millions of contracts" associated with overseas wars, Casetta said, many of which remain idle until somebody closes them out.

That's where the students come in. The security-cleared, vetted high-schoolers work part-time on government computers in a highly secure area of their high schools, using spreadsheets and analyzing contracts.

"It's very, very complicated work," said Casetta. "They do as good a job as you or I.

"These kids are making good money ...; learning skills," said Casetta, while returning money to the federal government. "It's a win/win situation.

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