Employment, Community Based Day Supports & Transitions,(ECB) Opportunities for Inclusion, Inc.

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Contact Information

Opportunities for Inclusion, Inc.
Contact: Leslie LeBlanc, Director of Employment, CBDS & Transitions
Email Address: lleblanc@oppsforinclusion.org
Phone: 781-899-2206 xExt. 222
Alternate Phone: 781-899-4710 xTDD
Fax: 781-736-0714

31 Woodland Road Waltham, MA 02451
Area Served: Greater Boston

Map Location Employment, Community Based Day Supports & Transitions,(ECB)


 Employment & Community Based Day Supports (ECB)

Employment Services provide work training and employment for 75-85 people with developmental disabilities each year. The goal is to maximize each person's independence and inclusion in the community by providing individualized employment training and work skill refinement at small, community-based work sites.

Community Based Day Supports (CBDS)

The CBDS Program at the Blanche I Battaglino Center, 31 Woodland Road, Waltham offers individuals an innovative dual-funded program that maximizes individual independence. The program combines MassHealth funded Day Habilitation programming activities offered on site and Department of Developmental Services funded Community Based Day Support services offering inclusive community access in integrated settings both on and off site in the community. The CBDS program serves adults ages 22 to 65 who have moderate to high developmental skills. CBDS provides each person the opportunity to have a personalized and flexible schedule of therapeutic and educational programming combined with community access integration, social inclusion, leisure/recreation activities and volunteer activities in the community.

Group and Individual Supported Employment

Opportunities for Inclusion operates five Group Supported Employment sites; three at Brandeis University, one at Bentley University and one at Babson College. This program provides trainees with a minimum wage, community based job that offers full time staff supervision and individual case management. Opportunities for Inclusion also serves participants in an Individual Supported Employment Program. Opportunities for Inclusion develops jobs, assists individuals in applying and interviewing. After placement, Opportunities for Inclusion provides individualized coaching, travel training, case management and a job club to discuss work-related issues.

MRC Vocational Services

The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) has chosen Opportunities for Inclusion as a qualified agency to deliver a range of vocational services for which they provide funding. These include: Vocational Evaluation; Work Adjustment Training; Skills Training; Job Support Services; and Supplemental Support Services.


Opportunities for Inclusion provides competitive job placement services to adults with developmental disabilities, including assessment, on-the-job training, follow-up, and case management services. Components are job development, which includes a job bank, job analysis and on-site assessment; job matching; individualized training strategies; job search training; on-going follow-up and supports; and performance evaluation.

School to Work Transitions

The Transitions program uses a whole life planning approach to help students ages 13 to 21 face the challenges of moving from school to work and adult life. Students receive career counseling, vocational training and other support services including: job readiness training, career exploration, work experiences, training and placement, job coaching and travel training. The program also aids students and their families with benefit eligibility and obtaining funding for adult services.

Service Types

  • Day Activity
  • Job Counseling
  • Job Placement
  • Job Seeking
  • Job Skills
  • Job Support
  • Job Training
  • Skills Training

Program Type

  • Vocational

Populations Served

  • Developmental Disability
  • Intellectual Disabilities

Ages Served

  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Languages Spoken

  • American Sign Language

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Medical Needs
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Accredited By: DDS,DMA,CARF
  • Fees: Free Service, Personal Funds
  • Licensed By: DDS,DMA