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

Leo Sarkissian with Cynthia Haddad and Alex Moschella

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. Continue reading

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 sensory integration approach, as well as home- and school-based sensory programs, tools and sensory “diets” will be covered. The 45-minute presentation will be followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer session. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Successful All Aboard The Arc! Event

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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 and an inspiration to all, Lauren Potter has proven herself a young woman of strength and of character. Continue reading