Facing Adversity

We hear about families facing difficult times or adversity more often than we hear about achievements.  Recently, we have received calls about adult services, Turning 22, employment, and transportation. Some examples of situations that we have heard about include: My son’s graduating school and he’s on a wait list for adult services. How will I get to work if I have to stay home to watch him? I’m stuck in …

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Striving with Less Stress in the New Year

Happy interracial family enjoying day at park with disabled son

It’s a New Year and a time for resolutions. All parents and caregivers face some level of stress in managing their households. In addition to the “typical” family tasks, families with children (including adult children) with I/DD, have additional responsibilities. Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital, Rand Corp., and University of Southern California released a report in late December stating that families with children with special health care needs provide 1.5 …

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Lighting The Town Orange!

On Friday, December 16, The Arc of Massachusetts lit up the Prudential Tower in our signature orange as part of The Shops at Prudential Center 31 Nights of Light celebration. The Prudential Center selects a nonprofit partner for each night in December and lights the Prudential Tower in the organization’s color. The annual event has been taking place since 2009 and helps to raise awareness of important causes. The Arc …

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Join us as the Prudential Tower is lit up The Arc’s signature orange!

The Arc of Massachusetts has been chosen to be a lighting partner for The Shops at Prudential Center’s 31 Nights of Light. Each December the Prudential Tower is lit up nightly to raise awareness of important causes, and this year on December 16 the Pru will be lit up in orange for The Arc. Join us for festive songs by the Minute Man Chorus, the ceremonial flipping of the light …

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Passion As Pathway… Gala Recap

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

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 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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