Working with local Arcs for over 30 years, Kerry Mahoney has developed and managed a variety of supports, services and resources for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. She is currently the Director of SUPPORTbrokers/PALS. A graduate of Emmanuel College, she received her degree in Psychology/Rehabilitation Counseling.
Since college Kerry has directed residential programs for adults with intellectual disabilities, worked in a special needs classroom, has overseen family support resource centers and expanded Personal Care Assistance, Adult Family Care programs and developed individualized transition plans for students leaving public schools and entering adult services. From these experiences, Kerry has developed a broad knowledge base of the state, federal and private resources that support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Kerry became a support broker in December 2008 and has received training in person-centered planning and approaches from The Institute for Community Inclusion, Michael Smull, University of Maryland and University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability.