Passion As Pathway… Gala Recap

PASSION AS PATHWAY FINAL LOGO WITH BOY AND GALANAME

On Wednesday, November 16 The Arc of Massachusetts honored Pulitzer-prize winner and best-selling author Ron Suskind at our 2016 Gala. Hundreds of The Arc’s supporters and friends joined us to celebrate Ron and his family’s contributions to helping us better understand and connect with people with autism. A highlight of the event was Ron and Cornelia Suskind sharing their personal story – and Owen performing voices from The Lion King. …

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Time For Unity

Election Results

Donald Trump will be our 45th President. His acceptance speech talked about unity: “Now it is time for America to bind the wounds of division, have to get together. To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people. It is time. I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be President for …

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Ron Suskind: A Life, Animated-A conversation between Leo Sarkissian and our 2016 Gala Honoree

Ron Suskind

Ron Suskind is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the best-selling author of several books, including Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism (2014); Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington and the Education of a President (2011); The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism (2008); and A Hope in the Unseen (1998). Through his books and articles he has tracked the …

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Waiting On Needed Services

Happy interracial family enjoying day at park with disabled son

On October 27, State House News released an article stating that new cuts would not be imposed on the state budget. They quoted a letter from Kristen LePore, Administration and Finance Secretary, to the chairs of the House and Senate Ways and Means Committees. “We are closing the budget gap,” Lepore wrote “through fiscally prudent solutions such as unanticipated non-tax revenue and a voluntary separation incentive program. While we are …

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Born This Way and Crip the Vote

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These two photos provide quite a contrast, but I hope that they will make us think and act. On the one hand is the cast of “Born This Way,” a successful TV show about young people with Down syndrome. Last week’s international convention co-hosted by The Arc and Inclusion International had a moving plenary session with the cast. They are inspirational, providing a positive and real image of adults with …

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ALEC Program Featured on NECN

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Please see The Arc in action in Massachusetts!  This time helping first responders learn to work with persons with autism and other developmental disabilities.  The Arc of South Norfolk’s ALEC (Autism & Law Enforcement Education Coalition) program was featured on NECN on Halloween night.  Watch the clip below to learn more about the program and how it is providing important training for first responders.