Leadership Experience and Development Initiative (LEAD) Thrive, Inc.

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Contact Information

Thrive, Inc.
Contact: Denise V. Karami, Vice President of Developmental Services
Email Address: dvkarami@icanthrive.org
Phone: 508-485-4227

65 Boston Post Road West Marlborough, MA 01752
Area Served: Central

Map Location Leadership Experience and Development Initiative (LEAD)


Thrive’s Leadership Experience and Development (LEAD) initiative prepares and empowers prospective young leaders who live with intellectual and developmental challenges and possess the desire to better the world. Supported by LEAD staff and mentors, young adults (age 17-25) gain the knowledge, practical skills and confidence to become leaders in their communities. They dispel myths of disability, share unique talents, inspire action, spread understanding and embolden others to break through perceived barriers. Thrive’s LEAD initiative is an extension of our ongoing commitment to focus on individuals’ abilities and give them opportunities to shine.   

Service Types

  • Relationship/Friendship Support
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Skills Training
  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Community Supports Program

Populations Served

  • Autism Spectrum
  • Developmental Disability
  • Intellectual Disabilities

Ages Served

Additional Information

  • Licensed By: DDS