In the Media

Tech opens the door for people with cognitive disabilities ›

CNET | October 29, 2016
Gary Siperstein, director of UMass Boston's Center for Social Development and Education, says "in spite of tens of millions of dollars spent on programs for better outcomes for people with intellectual disabilities, the needle hasn't moved much."

Cushing Centers hope culinary program is part of recipe for workplace success ›

Wicked Local | December 17, 2015
Article on the Cardinal Cushing Centers's Pathways to Employment program mentions a 2014 Special Olympics study conducted by UMass Boston and Gallup which found that just 44 percent of intellectually disabled adults are employed or looking for work, compared with 83 percent of non-disabled adults.

Best Buddies helps place intellectually disabled people into competitive jobs ›

Chicago Tribune | March 18, 2015
Gary Siperstein, director of UMass Boston's Center for Social Development and Education, talks about the center's new study on the availability of jobs for people with intellectual disabilities.

Backyard fundraiser helps Boston kids’ camp ›

Foster's Daily Democrat | November 23, 2014
Boston marathoner Molly Wade, who is pledging to raise $6,000 for UMass Boston's Camp Shriver during the lead-up to the 2015 Boston Marathon, raised $1,500 during a backyard fundraiser on November 14. Camp Shriver is one of the few camps for children with intellectual disabilities and those without.

Should the ‘R’ Word Be Banned in Schools? ›

Lakewood Patch | October 06, 2014
The Special Olympics Global Collaborating Center, based in the Center for Social Development and Education, reports that nine in 10 youths between the ages of 8 and 18 have heard others use the offensive word "retarded."

Greater Boston Focus Series: Steroid Use ›

WGBH News | June 10, 2014
Center for Social Development and Education Director Gary Siperstein talked to Greater Boston about risks associated with steroid use.

Marathon charities field running teams ›

Boston Herald (AP) | March 25, 2014
UMass Boston's Camp Shriver is listed among the 30 charities sponsoring runners in this year’s Boston Marathon.

Too many intellectually disabled are still excluded from the world of work, study says ›

The Washington Post | February 16, 2014
A new study co-authored by Center for Social Development and Education Director Gary Siperstein finds that most Americans with intellectual or developmental disabilities remain shut out of the workforce, despite changing attitudes and billions of dollars spent on government programs to help them.

Camp Shriver debuts at Stonehill College with participants from Brockton ›

Boston Globe | August 01, 2013
Camp Shriver is expanding this year to include the Stonehill College campus.

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