Established in 1983,
NEBA is a nonprofit organization known nationally and
internationally for its work in supported employment as well as
supporting the integration needs and rights of people with
disabilities and/or employment challenges. We are the recipient
of many awards, including Best Practice from the national
Association of People Supporting
Employment First. We are committed to enhancing the
quality of life for individuals, and currently serve more than
400 people annually through employment, self-employment,
skill-building, and community inclusion programs. Individuals
served have a myriad of skills, abilities and interests and are
between the ages of 15 and 68.
contracts with the Department of Developmental Disabilities, the
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, the Bureau of
Rehabilitation Services, the Department of Transitional
Assistance, and local school systems for students transitioning
from high school. NEBA is also a registered employment network
through the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work
NEBA is a service
provider, a business partner and a part of the economic and
community development engine in Massachusetts and Connecticut.
As a service provider, we recognize each
individual’s unique gifts and talents and maximize these unique
strengths in the workplace.
As a business partner, we understand the needs of employers and
ensure a successful job match that enhances their bottom line.
As a contributor, we improve economic and
community conditions by preparing and placing a talented source
of workers eager to become self-sufficient and contributing
members of their communities.
NEBA has designed
several specialized programs to meet the unique needs of the
individuals we serve. These programs include:
A program uniquely designed to assist individuals identify
career interests, get employed & establish careers.
Development Center: A
business incubator that assists individuals through education
and support, become small business owners.
interactive program that prepares individuals transitioning from
high school or entering the workforce, by teaching the “soft
skills” necessary for success in the work place.
individuals working to enhance their academic achievement, earn
a GED, or pursue post-secondary opportunities.
A program that assists individuals to pursue volunteer, personal
achievement, and other opportunities which will lead to personal
growth and community involvement.