In this week’s video edition of Leo’s Letter, Leo discusses NPR’s important new series – Abused and Betrayed: People with Intellectual Disabilities and an Epidemic of Sexual Assault – and addresses the pressing need for change in sexual education and awareness within the I/DD community. He also discusses steps The Arc of Massachusetts is taking with Nicky’s Law in order to be able to prevent future instances of abuse.
Last week Governor Baker visited with The Arc and the Center of Hope Foundation to see the impact of Turning 22 funding. Check out the coverage from WCVB5 below – employees with disabilities are making a difference!
Today, April 10, Sesame Street welcomed Julia to the neighborhood. This new puppet is making history on the show as the first character with autism. Through Julia, producers hope to make individuals with autism feel like they have someone they can relate to and to make others more understanding and comfortable around those with autism.