The Philip Donahue Your Next
Star Employment Center

Strengthening the skills of workers with Down syndrome and intellectual/developmental disabilities, then connecting these qualified candidates with employers in every field.

If you’re an employer

We’ll tell you everything you need to know about employing someone with Down syndrome, and then help you find the loyal, hard-working, qualified candidate you’ve been looking for.

If you’re an individual with Down syndrome

With our resources, employment academies and job alerts, we can help you identify your career path, and put your plan into place.

If you’re a friend

Make a difference by helping policy makers, employers or even friends and family understand how hiring people with Down syndrome benefits everyone.

Philip Donahue

After 27 years of dedicated service, Philip Donahue retired from the Tewksbury location of Market Basket in 2022. That same year, Philip was MDSC’s inaugural winner of the Your Next Star Employee of the Year Award.

Quick Facts

Persons with a disability employed compared to 65.4% for persons without a disability.
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People in the United States have an intellectual or developmental disability.
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Employees with disabilities have nearly identical job performance ratings as those without disabilities.

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