Updates From The Arc:
Last month, Governor Charlie Baker visited Breaking Grounds Café in Peabody. Breaking Grounds is one of many innovative endeavors started by one of our chapters, Northeast Arc. Bernice Corpuz of CBS Radio captured some of the moments in her report. Clips courtesy of CBS Radio
We are excited to share WBZ’s coverage of The Arc of South Norfolk’s ALEC program. This fourteen year old program provides training for first responders so that they have the tools to assist those with intellectual and developmental disabilities including autism. ALEC’s trainings have proven to be effective throughout Massachusetts. Learn more: http://www.arcsouthnorfolk.org/alec-first-responder-training.html
On Saturday, February 18, 2017 our Executive Director, Leo Sarkissian returned to WBZ’s 4 Your Community to give an update on what is happening at The Arc of Massachusetts.
On February 15, Laura Krantz’s story in The Boston Globe reported the “high-stakes battle over better access and higher quality oral care for the poor.” In that article, our own Maura Sullivan talked about driving three towns away to find a dentist who would work with her children. In fact, the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) provides funding to Tufts Dental Clinic to ensure that dentists are available. Thousands of …
At the end of January, Governor Charlie Baker released the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Proposal. The proposed budget boosts funding for Turning 22. Check out the articles below to see how the changes affect individuals with disabilities and their families. Baker boosts funding for young disabled adults Feb. 5, 2017 Our view: Gov. Baker gives big boost to those helping disabled Feb. 13, 2017 Self-advocates and people …
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 …
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 …
Please see The Arc in action in Massachusetts! This time helping first responders learn to work with persons with autism and other developmental disabilities. The Arc of South Norfolk’s ALEC (Autism & Law Enforcement Education Coalition) program was featured on NECN on Halloween night. Watch the clip below to learn more about the program and how it is providing important training for first responders.
On Monday, The Arc of South Norfolk’s ALEC (Autism & Law Enforcement Education Coalition)First Responder Training program was featured on NECN. ALEC provides training to First Response agencies throughout the state and nationally on how to appropriately handle situations regarding individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. For more information on the program visit: http://www.arcsouthnorfolk.org/alec-first-responder-training.html
Video Courtesy of WBZ- TV CBS Boston Learn more about our Capital Campaign: http://thearcofmass.org/campaign/