In anticipation of our 31 Nights of Light event, The Arc of Massachusetts will be running a campaign on social media on how people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism, light up your lives. Do you want to share a story about what your loved one means to you, and all the light they bring to your life?
On Thursday, November 15, The Arc of Massachusetts participated in a vigil at the Massachusetts State House in support of the Abuse Registry Bill, also known as Nicky’s Law. Advocates came out in droves to show their support for the passage of this vital protections bill. But as The Arc has previously stated, our work is not yet done. We will be continuing to partake in these vigils for Nicky’s Law in the days and weeks to come. Here is the first round of information on the dates we will be participating at the State House.
This week, Executive Director Leo Sarkissian uses the example of a man with I/DD named Paul, who was subjected to abuse in both community living and a state operated home, in order to clarify why we need to make progress on valuing our workforce – and ensuring that the best people are chosen for the job.