Meet Philip from Our Day Program

Philip loves to work in his community. He finds his “dream job” in an office environment. His is a story of “having a dream” and realizing that “dreams do come true” when you “believe in yourself”. Nine years ago, Philip joined the CMA Day Habilitation Program, where he enjoyed the activities but was very motivated […]

We Stand with Our Community During this Difficult Time

CMA Stands with our community

Dear Community Mainstreaming Associates Employees, Family Members, and Friends, These last few weeks have been extremely emotional for all human beings, as the reality of systemic racism and hatred has been brought to light once again and the senseless, horrible death of George Floyd reminds us of many other examples of how people of color […]

Patti McDonald Is Honored at the 45th CMA Gala

Patti McDonald

Over the years, we’ve grown and thrived in several communities thanks to the dedication and selfless service of men and women like Patti Ann McDonald. This year we are proud to recognize Patti Ann McDonald as one of the honorees for our annual gala on November 7th. Continue reading to learn about Patti’s journey, her history of […]

7 Cool Assistive Technologies Driving Accessibility for Intellectual Disabilities

Intellectual Disabilities

Assistive Technological solutions are improving accessibility options for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. First defined in federal law with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1990 (IDEA), assistive technology can include any software, device, or equipment used to bolster or maintain the functional capabilities of people with disabilities. For this article, we’ll focus […]

The Direct Support Professional Crisis

Direct Support Professional

It’s estimated there are more than two million Americans working as Direct Support Professionals (DSPs). A DSP is someone who teaches life skills, supports empowerment, and provides physical assistance as needed while supporting the self-direction and choices of an individual with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD).  DSPs are often referred to as the backbone or […]

In The Mainstream: The Newsletter of Community Mainstreaming Summer 2019

Our Growing Family – From The Executive Director – Eileen McDonald Egan, MPH, MA Donate Now Welcome to All Our New Families and Thank You to All of Our Supporters and Friends for Helping Us Make This Happen 2019 is a year of exciting growth for CMA. We will be adding three homes and 12 […]

Celebrating the 29th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Disabilities Act

July 26, 2019 will commemorate the 29th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). On July 26, 1990 President George H.W. Bush signed this monumental piece of civil rights legislation that prohibited discrimination against people with disabilities and special needs across all facets of life, including transportation, employment, education, and other […]

What Is Community Inclusion & Why Is It a Win-Win Scenario?

Community Inclusion

Community inclusion is important because all people, regardless of their abilities, should be able to participate and engage in a full range of community activities. At Community Mainstreaming (CMA), the principles of community inclusion inform and fuel all of our programs. Continue reading to learn more about community inclusion and how we implement it to […]

Community Mainstreaming Newsletter – April 2019

Community Mainstreaming Live at the Landmark Thank you to everyone who came to see Community Mainstreaming’s band, The Main Attractions, perform on March 24th at the Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington. The music was lively, and attendees had a wonderful experience getting to know our work. Our performers were thrilled to have a […]