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Supporting Adults for Inclusive Living Program (SAIL)

Supporting Adults for Inclusive Living Program (SAIL) is the Collaborative's adult services component. SAIL has been designed to offer a broad range of specialized support services to facilitate the transition of young adults with developmental disabilities from school to work and from home to community. Clients referred to SAIL have been identified as having required service needs in one or more of the following: individual supports, employment supports and residential supports.

Adult Services Director:
Nelson Cordeiro

Ext. 12

SAIL Program Director:
Sean Mitchell

Ext. 13

Program Facilitator:
Dara Cohen

Ext. 16

(508) 991-5477

693 Purchase Street
New Bedford MA, 02745

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Adult Services include:

  • Community Inclusion Program
  • Evening Program
  • Life Skills Training Apartment
  • Employment Program
  • Job Development
  • Residential Program
  • Case Management Services

Clients served have varying levels of developmental disabilities and can benefit from individual and small group instruction and ongoing support services which promote their potential in preparing for, or their successful adjustment to independent/semi independent community living.

SAIL provides clients a community-based network of comprehensive transitional services, resources and supports from which they may select a coordinated set of activities. SAIL provides instruction in functional life skills, applied academics, job skills, community experiences and independent living skills to enable persons with disabilities to secure gainful employment, to fully participate in their community and to live as independently as possible as adults. The SAIL staff works closely and cooperatively with each client's family when assisting clients in securing gainful employment, appropriate housing and support services to meet their adult service needs.

SAIL employs both center based and community based resources, but places major emphasis on access and utilization of community resources as educational resources in the delivery of services.

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12 Welby Road
New Bedford, MA 02745
Telephone: (508) 998-5599
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