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Neil McNeil

Program Manager

M.A., L.R.C.

Neil McNeil is a Program Manager for the Institute for Community Inclusion providing technical assistance to state vocational rehabilitation agencies as a member of the Region I TACE Team. MRC Area Offices in Quincy, Plymouth and Worcester. He has led and participated in a large Prior to joining ICI Neil worked for the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission. He has led number of task forces and initiatives within and outside the Commission focusing on policy development, service system improvements, and staff training. In addition to his many years of experience as a practicing vocational rehabilitation counselor, Neil's additional professional activities have included serving as a career consultant for the Norcap Center for Addictions in Norfolk, Massachusetts and as an Employee Assistance Specialist for Family Services of Central Massachusetts. He has been a guest lecturer for the Rehabilitation Continuing Education Program at Assumption College and at the Rehabilitation Counseling Program at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.

Recent professional interests include developing new methods of providing VR services to transition aged youth. He has been involved with 2 innovative grants designed to improve service delivery systems: Career Quest, a PWI funded project between the MRC Quincy Office and the South Coastal Workforce Investment Board and Transition Works, an RSA funded demonstration grant involving the MRC Worcester, Brookline and Springfield Offices and local public high schools.

As a member of the 33rd Institute on Rehabilitation Issues Prime Study Group, Neil co-authored a chapter on organizational culture for the monograph entitled Recruitment and Retention of Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors (George Washington University 2007).

Neil received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Providence College and a Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Assumption College. In addition he is a graduate of the Summer School of Alcohol Studies at Rutgers University. He is a Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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