Advocacy and Storytelling Training at Northeast Arc

On Thursday, April 19, Maura Sullivan and Julie Heffernan presented an Advocacyand Storytelling Training at the Northeast Arc to its Joint Management Team (JAMM), made up of NEArc’s Executive Team, Senior Leadership Team, Leadership Team, plus the directors, supervisors and managers from all day, residential, family support, IT, maintenance, and finance and development programs. Continue reading

FY 19 State Budget: The Arc Supported Amendments

On Friday, April 13, 2018, House of Representatives members submitted 1400 amendments to the recently released House Ways and Means Committee FY 19 budget. We have actively encouraged House members to sign on as cosponsors to seven of those amendments. These amendments ask that funding be increased for budget line items affecting supporting families services and supporting adult services. We encourage all to contact their representatives to sign onto to these amendments if their member has not already done so for each of the amendments. Continue reading

House Ways & Means Committee Budget Announced

The Arc of Massachusetts (The Arc) celebrates the release of the Massachusetts House Ways and Means Budget announced by Chair Jeffrey Sánchez. Leo Sarkissian, Executive Director of The Arc, stated, “Chair Sánchez and the House Ways/Means Committee members not only recognized the importance of Turning 22 for graduating students with special needs, but have raised Family Support and Employment funding by a total of 2 Million dollars.” Continue reading

Head’s Up: Work In Progress!

For the week of April 9, 2018 through April 16, 2018, thearcofmass.org will be online and offline intermittently. We are currently working to optimize our website and make it better than ever before for all our valuable constituents. Please bear with us as we work through this period of transition. In the meantime, be sure to follow us on social media for the latest information! Continue reading