New Autism Center at The Arc of Greater Plymouth

  On April 3rd a proud and excited group of young people cut the ribbon at the entrance of The Arc of Greater Plymouth’s Autism Services’ beautiful new space at Archways Enterprises at 10 Cordage Park Circle in Plymouth.  Program Director Sue O’Shea, Program Coordinator Katie Riordan and six eager young people on the autism spectrum were finally moved into their bright, multi-purposed and carefully designed space.  Computer work stations …

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An Update on the Senate Health Care Bill

As many of you realize, the Senate version of the Health Care bill was released yesterday, June 22.  Unfortunately, this bill also severely cuts Medicaid and health care coverage provisions as in the House bill. The bill includes deep Medicaid cuts and focuses on reducing premiums (Ted Cruz says they are NOT low enough in the Senate bill) but neglects long-term impact on out of pocket and premiums for those who …

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The Arc of the South Shore’s Autism Resource Center

From The Arc of South Shore: The past 6 months have been busy and exciting for The Autism Resource Center of The Arc of the South Shore! We have collaborated with community partners to reach as many families as possible, including The Emilson and Quincy YMCA’s, Laura’s Center for the Arts, Sing Explore Create!, Little Bee Yoga, Scituate CORSE Foundation, Sidekicks Inc., South Shore Autism Center, Quincy College, Pratt Memorial …

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Breaking Grounds on WCVB

This week, Nicole Estaphan of WCVB stopped into Breaking Grounds Café to see what was brewing. She met the staff of Northeast Arc’s newest endeavor and experienced how the Café is making a difference in the community and in the lives of individuals with disabilities. She also learned how future legislation could affect those individuals.  In addition to airing on WCVB, the story also aired on ABC affiliate stations in New …

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Senate Ways And Means Budget Released

The Arc of Massachusetts (The Arc) applauds the Massachusetts Senate Ways and Means Budget announced by Chairperson Karen Spilka. Leo Sarkissian, Executive Director of The Arc stated, “Chairperson Spilka and the Senate Ways/Means Committee members have affirmed that young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities do need a pathway to a full life in the community. Their decision to address Turning 22 and adult needs is another landmark decision which …

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Opening Doors

Partners, supporters, and friends came by in force on Thursday, May 11 to celebrate the opening of The Arc of Massachusetts’ new headquarters. Though some final work needs to be completed in the building and on the grounds at 217 South Street, we did not want to wait to share the building. The Home for the Future Capital Campaign challenge continues to make progress. We have been getting closer to our …

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SUPPORTbrokers of The Arc of Massachusetts Receives Grant

The Dana Home Foundation has awarded SUPPORTbrokers  a grant to fund Supporting Seniors with Autism in Lexington. Through this grant,  SUPPORTbrokers will begin a year-long pilot study looking at the lives of ten individuals with autism or similar profiles over the age of 50 living in the town of Lexington. A Person-Centered Plan will be conducted for each individual and life plans will be developed for their futures. By doing this, …

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