It’s time to contact your representatives!

The Massachusetts State House

Dear families and friends, We have a few days to sign up co-sponsors for several bills. We need your help! Please contact your representative or senator and ask him/her to co-sponsor these bills below. For a list of your senators and reps, please visit our Take Action page. The Arc of Massachusetts Bill Fact Sheet –Request for Co-sponsors 1/27/2015 Docket # HD901 Lead Sponsor: Representative Danielle Gregoire An Act Relative …

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Open Position: Executive Director – UCP of Berkshire County

UCP

Date: 1/12/2015 Job Title: Executive Director Status: Full Time Position Overview: Founded in 1961, United Cerebral Palsy Association of Berkshire County is a leading provider of supports and services for children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities and their families throughout Berkshire County and Western Mass. The FY’15 operating budget of 3.5 million includes high impact programs that support the mission of increasing the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with …

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Working with Senator Eldridge: Melissa Reilly

melissa and eldrige

Senate President Therese Murray began her remarks by giving special recognition to Melissa Reilly an Office Aide for Senator Jamie Eldridge. Fenway Park was the setting in October for the signing of three significant bills to benefit those with disabilities. Melissa was complimented for her hard work and her friendliness in the State House. Murray noted that everyone deserves the opportunity to work and feel productive. The bills awaiting Governor …

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Insider’s View: Representative Kimberly N. Ferguson

Kim Ferguson

I was first elected to the 1st Worcester District in November 2010. The district is located about 60 miles west of Boston and includes the towns of Holden, Rutland, Paxton, Princeton, and sections of Sterling and Westminster. As a licensed speech/language pathologist, who has worked with children and adults with special needs and their families, I have a great understanding of the challenges individuals face in the course of their …

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It’s Been a Memorable Year

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THANK YOU. Another year has passed, and for some of us it seems only yesterday that we began 2014! It has been a year of happenings for people with disabilities and The Arc. ABLE Act just passed Congress: The seeds were planted years ago in the Governor’s Commission in Massachusetts, with the first bill sponsored by Rep. Crenshaw The Autism Omnibus Act (which includes an ABLE provision) opened the door …

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Prep Schools to Battle on the TD Garden Court on January 19

High School basketball

TD Garden and Garden Neighborhood Charities proudly announce the addition of sixteen more high school basketball games to the TD Garden schedule. The Good Sports TD Garden Invitational returns for the second year in a row on Saturday, January 10, featuring eight Massachusetts public high school match-ups. We especially encourage you to join us on January 19, Martin Luther King Day, where The Arc Massachusetts will benefit from a Holiday …

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