Road to Responsibility (RTR), one of the region’s largest and most successful nonprofit organizations supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, recently offered the RTR community a virtual meteorology learning program, hosted by Michael Page of the Weather Channel.
Page led the program late last month for approximately 75 participants comprised of RTR individuals and staff members. Page talked about his early love of weather, his efforts that directed him toward a career in meteorology, and a deeper explanation on different weather systems such as hurricanes, tornados, and blizzards.
A Hingham resident, Page has been affiliated with RTR for several years, volunteering his time to emcee the organization’s annual “Making Lives Better” gala, including for this past year’s virtual format. Page graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor of science degree in meteorology, and went on to work at Fox and ABC affiliates in Burlington, Vermont, and NECN and NBC Boston before moving onto the Weather Channel.
“With programming taking a different form then what we’re all so accustomed to, our staff is working hard to bring educational and entertaining activities to our individuals,” said Christopher White, Ed.D., CEO of Road to Responsibility. “This was such a fun and engaging program, and we are so grateful to Michael for donating his time and sharing his knowledge with our community. He is a true friend of Road to Responsibility.”
About Road to Responsibility, Inc.
Celebrating over 30 years of making lives better, Road to Responsibility, Inc. (RTR) was established in 1988 with the overarching belief that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities deserve to have full, rich, and rewarding lives in the community, and therefore works to provide the means, the opportunity, and the support necessary to allow citizens with disabilities to take their place as productive members of the community. RTR offers residential, work/employment, day habilitation and other day supports to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. RTR supports individuals with very diverse needs, including those with significant challenges who would otherwise go unserved if not for RTR. It succeeds where other organizations often fail, through the use of an integrated clinical behavioral approach. This model has proven successful and yielded positive results for the organization and the individuals served.
Road to Responsibility offers services to almost all the towns and communities throughout the South Shore and South Coast of Massachusetts, operates 49 residences as well as co-operative and supportive living apartments, and manages nine day-service locations that focus on education, employment, and community enrichment. Road to Responsibility’s main office is located at 1831 Ocean Street, Marshfield, MA. For more information, please visit www.roadtoresponsibility.org.