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[WEBINAR] 70 Years of Progress: The Beginning of The Arc and the Evolution of Family Supports

Theresa M. Varnet is presently of counsel with the law firm Fletcher Tilton. Terrie has had a long, distinguished career as an attorney and advocate for persons with disabilities for over 50 years. In addition to being a lawyer, she is a certified teacher, licensed social worker, and the parent of a daughter with a disability. She served on the board of The Arc of Massachusetts for several years, assuming the role of Board President from 2000-2003. She also had leadership roles nationally and in Illinois. Terrie also co-chaired the Special Needs Law Committee of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), in addition to being a respected national presenter on future and legal planning. Attorney Varnet was interviewed on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and she assisted the Omani Ministry of Social Affairs in developing the first preschool program for children with handicapping conditions.

Jo Ann Simons is the President and CEO of Northeast Arc, having assumed that position in January 2016. Her long, respected career began decades ago overseeing family and community services, eventually assuming CEO positions at several agencies in our field from 1993 to her present role. She serves board on the board of the Point32 Health Plan Foundation and in the past she has been a board member of Century Bank, Special Olympics, National Down Syndrome Society (Chair), and other entities. Ms. Simons, a nationally respected presenter, also has served as an advisor the Ruderman Foundation on disability issues. Throughout her career, she has played a leadership role in advancing disability policy including family support services.


Apr 04 2024


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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