On Thursday, November 15, The Arc of Massachusetts participated in a vigil for Nicky’s Law, also known as the Abuse Registry Bill, at the Massachusetts State House. Nicky’s Law would call for the creation of a registry for care providers who have been substantiated of abuse against individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).
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.
The final numbers for the November 6 mid-term election are still being tabulated before the results are turned over the Secretary of State’s office for certification. Results of the September 4 primary showed that of the 4,493,007 registered voters, only 1,004,605 showed up, thus representing 22.36%.