The Nemasket Group Story…

Our story began in 1984 when a group of families came together and made a decision. They wanted their sons and daughters to have a future — a future that included working and participating in everyday community life. The Nemasket Group was born from that idea and a lot of effort from families, friends, local officials and other state agencies. There were 19 individuals when we first opened our doors and today, we support nearly 125 men and women from the Greater New Bedford and Wareham areas to develop career goals and gain employment in our Job Paths Program. Most are working in local businesses and companies in a variety of jobs including landscaping, medical support services, banking, industrial manufacturing, materials handling and food services. People are earning wages, paying taxes and leading typical lives.

We have grown and evolved through the years and have added programs to meet the needs of families and individuals living with disabilities throughout Greater New Bedford.  We now serve over 400 adults, children and families.


5K Walk/Run – Register Now! - March 6, 2018

Registration is now open for the 5K Walk/Run on May 5th.  The first 125 adults to register will receive an event T-Shirt, and all registered children (under 12) will also receive a T-Shirt. Register Now! Adult Registration $25 Child Registration Continue reading

Widening the Circle – May 22nd - March 5, 2018

Expanding Opportunities for Friendships between People with and without Disabilities Building and keeping relationships is an important part of a REAL LIFE.  Happiness can come from knowing we have friends and people who care for us. Building relationships between individuals Continue reading

Leaving the School System – What’s Next? - February 26, 2018

Our Next FULL LIFE AHEAD SERIES Workshop will be:   Tuesday March 13, 2018 10:00am – 12:00pm Leaving the School System – What’s Next? This presentation will provide an overview of the range of services that the Department of Developmental Services Continue reading

Family Connections Center Newsletter – Jan/Feb 2018 - February 15, 2018

The January-February 2018 Family Connections Center Newsletter has been released.  Here you will find articles, links to news, ways to connect with other families, providers or services, resources and upcoming events.  

A Revised Conceptualization of Social Role Valorization – May 2018 - January 29, 2018

SRV flyer SE MA May 2018 full

PASSING June 11th-15th - January 19, 2018

SAVE THE DATE – PASSING Workshop June 2018  

Winter Quarterly Newsletter – January 2018 - January 11, 2018

Read about Shawn, a committed environmentalist, a sci-fi fan, a caring citizen and a scientist…..”A Scientist Finds His Way” in the cover story of The Nemasket Group’s Winter 2018 Quarterly Newsletter.

“FOCUS” on Vision Impairment and Blindness Conference - December 6, 2017

REGISTER NOW: 13th annual “Focus” on Vision Impairment & Blindness Conference:  Meeting the Needs of Individuals with Intellectual Disability & Vision Loss on March 14, 2018 at the Four Points by Sheraton, Norwood, MA, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm. Sponsored Continue reading

Family Connections Newsletter (November-December 2017) - December 5, 2017

The Family Connections Newsletter (November – December 2017) is available. Click Here To Read It Now!