Extending the Legacy: The Arc of Massachusetts Celebrates the Becker Family

On April 6, a standing room only crowd gathered at the Sheraton Framingham to celebrate the enduring legacy of Dan and Angela Becker and their son Michael. Hosted by Alex Moschella, the Beckers’ attorney and trustee of their estate, the program featured many wonderful memories about the Becker family, a keynote address by Elin Howe, Commissioner of the Department of Developmental Services, and two major announcements.

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Join Us In Celebrating 60 years!

60anniversarylogoWEBTRANSPARENTOn Thursday, November 19, The Arc of Massachusetts will celebrate its 60th Anniversary! Join us as we mark this milestone and honor those who have had a significant impact in helping individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

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Upcoming Webinar: Sensory Processing Disorder

July 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm | $20
Presented by Kim Martell, MS, OTR/L, BCN

This hour-long webinar will describe sensory processing disorder (SPD) and how it manifests in children (and adults), including common symptoms and behavioral markers. The lecture portion will include tips to help identify SPD, as well as the process of pursuing formal assessment and treatment. Treatment options, such as occupational therapy using a … Read More…

Registration Now Open for Transition Conference 2015

Registration is now open for the 2015 Transition Conference that will take place on Saturday, October 3rd at the Best Western/Royal Plaza in Marlborough MA. This full-day statewide Transition conference has been specifically planned for parents of children with disabilities between the ages of 14 and 22 who are transitioning from school to the adult world.

The Conference program will include:

Save The Date for Our 60th Anniversary Gala!

Celebrate 60 Years of The Arc of Massachusetts
November 19, 2015


2014 galaOn Thursday, November 19, The Arc of Massachusetts will celebrate its 60th anniversary at The Westin Waltham. The event will include a reception, dinner, entertainment, and live and silent auctions. Proceeds will support of the work of The Arc.

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Successful All Aboard The Arc! Event


May 16 – All Aboard The Arc! spread its message of disability acceptance and inclusion this past Saturday as nearly 1000 people descended on Boston Common!  Special Guest Lauren Potter, who plays Becky in the TV show “Glee,” shared her story of success as a young woman with a disability.  Best known for her role on the popular television show … Read More…

Transition Workshop & Panel Discussion

BCARCBerkshire County Arc is hosting a FREE workshop on May 7th for parents and caregivers of students ages 14-22 who are in the process of transitioning from school to adult services. Hear from professionals and parents for tips on what to expect and what you need to know for your child or family member.
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