Leo’s Letter: What Are Our 2019 Goals?

In this week’s Leo’s Letter, Executive Director Leo Sarkissian discusses The Arc of Massachusetts’ 2019 legislative goals, and how they relate to the fulfillment of our mission of enhancing the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism, through advocacy for inclusion, self-determination, and equity across all aspects of society.

Leo’s Letter: Advancing Community Inclusion from the Berkshires to Boston

Last week, Tim Franchere got to pose with his state senator, Adam Hinds, in the local news.  Tim was recognized for his achievements, including his job at a store and volunteer work at the local Meals on Wheels program.  Anthony Tanner was recognized, too, but not only for his stellar employment history.  Anthony’s growth as an employee has spilled over to his personal life, where he has realized with some coaching that he can be more independent in his apartment, too, helping to prepare his own and community meals. Continue reading