Youth Services Program

Our Youth Services Program helps young people develop basic work readiness skills, increase social and communication skills, and build self-esteem and self-confidence. We help youth reach their full potential through peer mentoring and support.

(TAP) - Transition to Adulthood Program

Targeted Population

  • High school students ages 14-22

Academic Year Program

  • In-school independent living skills groups
  • In-school individual transition planning
  • After school social/recreational groups

Summer Program

5 themed weeks of the POWER Project. To learn more, contact Steve Michelson at

Students learning how to grill

(Pre-ETS) - Potentially Eligible Pre-Employment Transition Services

Target Population

  • High school or post-secondary education students ages 14-22
  • Students in our coverage area may be referred by their family, school or Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC)

Academic Year Program

  • Work-based learning experiences
  • Work readiness training
  • Job exploration counseling
  • Post secondary education counseling
  • Advocacy

Summer Programming

  • 5 weeks of pre-employment readiness training. To learn more, contact Steve at

Join Our Youth Clubs!

Each month, our Young Men’s Club and our Young Women’s Club gather to discuss topics such as:

  • Self-esteem
  • Bullying prevention
  • Healthy relationships
  • Self-care
  • Safety outside the home
  • And much more!

Youth ages 14-22 who are currently attending high school or post-secondary education with a disability are welcome to join us!

To join, contact Steve at

ASL and Spanish interpretation provided.

Host a Student Intern

We are looking for internship sites for our students. 

How the Program Works:

  • NILP compensates the student
  • Internship typically runs about 12 weeks
  • Weeks can be extended if the business & student requests
  • Staff check in weekly with business & student
  • Changes can be made if match isn’t working out

What We Need From You:

  • Desire to build a partnership with NILP
  • Commitment to support students with disabilities
  • Open communication so you and the student are supported
  • Training of responsibilities
  • Constructive feedback to students

Contact Steve Michelson at

Voices of NILP

"My son has been doing his laundry, which he has never done, and learning how to cook on the grill with his grandfather and on the stove top with me. Last week, he cooked us a meal and I was overjoyed because it’s something he’s never done before. The best part is, he is so proud of himself and gaining confidence by the second."