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Cathy Johnson

Cathy Johnson resides in Danvers, Massachusetts. She is a teacher and member of the Board of Directors of Bridgewell, a Lynnfield-based nonprofit dedicated to supporting individuals with developmental disabilities and other life challenges to direct their own lives, achieve personal and professional success, and remain active participants in society.

Finding A Better Way to Support Young Adults with Special Needs

It is a common refrain among parents of newborns that “babies don’t come with instructions.” Similarly, there is certainly no handbook given to parents when their child receives a diagnosis of autism. My son Connor was diagnosed on the autism spectrum at age three.  After his diagnosis, when our grief and anger began to subside, my […]

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