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MAICEI Program Overview

The Massachusetts Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative (MAICEI) Program, funded by the Commonwealth since 2007, provides dual enrollment opportunities for students, ages 18-22, with intellectual disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorder, to participate in an inclusive college experience. Students have the opportunity to take college courses, for credit or audit, at Northern Essex Community College Haverhill or Lawrence campuses. Students benefit academically and transition to young adulthood more readily when they have the opportunity to engage in all college-related activities rather than staying at high school.

The MAICEI program is supported by a state-funded grant awarded to Northern Essex Community College in 2015. Our current partners are;

  1. Andover Public Schools
  2. Haverhill High School
  3. Lawrence Public School
  4. Methuen High School
  5. Newburyport High School
  6. North Andover Public Schools

Students in the MAICEI Program Have the Opportunity to:

  • Take credit and non-credit courses alongside their non-disabled peers
  • Develop self-determination and self-advocacy skills
  • Improve academic, social, and functional skills
  • Participate in career planning, vocational skill-building activities, and community-based integrated competitive employment opportunities

MAICEI Program Students Receive:

If you are interested in participating in the MAICEI program, please contact your high school Guidance Counselor or Transition Specialist to discuss your eligibility. Once approved by your transition team, a meeting will be arranged to meet with the MAICEI coordinator at NECC.

Contact Us

Lisa DeVita
MAICEI (MA Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative) Coordinator
Behrakis One-Stop Student Center, SC111
Telephone: 978-556-3646

Susan Martin
Director, Learning Accommodations Center
Behrakis One-Stop Student Center, SC111
Telephone: 978-556-3647

Helpful Links

Executive Office of Education – MAICEI
Think College: College Options for People with Intellectual Disabilities
Participating Partnerships in Massachusetts

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