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Memorial Service honors Belchertown State School Residents

Memorial Service honors Belchertown State School Residents posted on Jun 10

Each year, family members, former residents of the Belchertown State School, staff and friends gather at the Warner Pine Grove Memorial Cemetery to honor those who had once resided at the facility, and have passed. The Warner Pine Grove Cemetery is the final resting place   …Continue Reading Memorial Service honors Belchertown State School Residents

The Urban Youth Collaborative Program Celebrates 22nd Year

The Urban Youth Collaborative Program Celebrates 22nd Year posted on Aug 9

In 1992, the Department of Developmental Services (formerly known as the Department of Mental Retardation) began an experimental 8 week summer program called the Urban Youth Collaborative Program. The UYCP is based on four principles: Expand the social and recreational activities for people with intellectual   …Continue Reading The Urban Youth Collaborative Program Celebrates 22nd Year