@TheGuild September e-news
Meet Annie Willis, The Guild's new chief education officer
Throughout her career, this former special-education school principal has advocated for people with differing abilities and worked to integrate them into the communities where they live and learn. Read more about Annie .
Recognizing the contributions of our immigrant employees
As The Guild prepares to launch an initiative supporting our workers who are English language learners, Amy C. Sousa shares her concerns about the current cultural environment for new immigrants in this open letter.
Guild students harvest benefits while working at nearby organic farm
During off-site vocational experiences at Gaining Ground, our students are helping to provide fruits and vegetables to nutrition programs across Eastern Massachusetts. Learn more .
Grandparents play a 'grand' role as guardians for Guild student
For the last 17 years, Joe Johnson and Kim Sneed-Johnson have loved, cared for and supported their two grandsons. Read more about their experience as we celebrate national Grandparents Day this Sunday.
Students, families and staff gather for festive Field Day
Our 18th annual event featured a bouncy house, dunk tank, tug of war, games, face-painting, arts and crafts, music, and much more. View our slideshow of exciting outdoor activities .
Looking back at a memorable summer of enriching curriculum
Students learned about land and water, both in and out of the classroom. They visited the Stone Zoo, Lunenburg Fire Department, Acton Arboretum, Freedom Trail, Salem Willows and more. View our photo slideshow.
November parents' group meeting to discuss guardianship
Sarah Peterson, director of the Department of Developmental Services' (DDS) Legal Office, and Frances Nwajei, director of DDS' Office of Human Rights, will explain how the responsibility and authority of guardians for adults differs from that for children under 18. All parents (youth and adult) are invited to attend the meeting on Nov. 6. For more information, email Maureen Costello-Shea , The Guild's chief program officer.
Guild School bulletin board
  • The September lunch menu is available on The Guild's website
  • The annual Open House will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 2
  • The Guild School's annual Halloween party is set for Wednesday, Oct. 30
The Guild School is now accepting referrals for new students
The Guild School’s unique program serves students ages 6-22 who are diagnosed with autism or an intellectual disability. Since our founding in 1952, we have been preparing children and young adults with the education, confidence and skills they need to reach their full potential. Referrals are being accepted for both day and residential students, and there are immediate openings for day school students. The Guild welcomes parents, families and educational partners to tour our program. Today, The Guild is proud to offer a full continuum of services, including vocational training, direct occupational therapy services and specialized education. To learn more, call our Admissions team at 781-893-6000 or email [email protected].
The Guild for Human Services
521 Virginia Road
Concord, MA 01742
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