Pathlight – Whole Children and Milestones

The Inclusive Community Center
41 Russell St (Route 9)
Hadley, MA 01035
Whole Children:

Populations served: Children through young adults with intellectual disabilities, autism and other developmental disabilities. This organization offers after school recreation and enrichment programs for children, teens, and young adults (Whole Children) as well as a Day Program for adults from 10-3, M/W/F (Milestones).

Location(s) of internship sites: 41 Russell St (Route 9), Hadley                                                           

Accessible by Public Transportation?  Yes, bus stop right across the street

General job description of what an intern might do:

The internship is designed for any student wanting to know all aspects of a Family Support Organization. It will allow students to see and experience what it is like for families who have children with special needs, for teachers running classes, and from an administrative point of view. Interns may:

  • Participate in orientation as if her or she were applying for a paid position and will review the background of the program, disability awareness, basic de-escalation, basic boundaries and language, as well as customer service.
  • Get exposure to all areas of the organization. Each student will work with department managers from Family Empowerment, Social Skills, Marketing/Communications, Administrative, Business, Social Recreation, and the Day Program.
  • Attend DDS contract meetings, staff meetings, board meetings, and/or program meetings.
  • Participate in aspects of programming (including: planning sessions, IRS House, public schools observe classes, curriculum development, documentation, behavior plan and implementation).
  • Have regular meeting with Program Director and Lead Teacher where they can receive and give feedback.
  • Assist in classes and recreational activities for individuals (movie nights, dances, book club, dance and music classes, etc.)
  • Work 1:1 with selected individuals.
  • Assist in a variety of special projects and programs.

Your availability: Mon – Fri, 3:00 – 6:00; 2 days/week from 9:30 – 2:30 (days to be determined) Saturdays 9 – 3; some Friday evenings for community outings; some Saturday nights for dances and movie nights

Agency Contact: Whole Children

Julie Hooks, Program Manager
(413) 585-8010 ext. 116

Agency Contact: Milestones

Marc Stanislas, Program Manager
(413) 585-8010