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June 2020

[2020 Census] The Arc’s 2020 Census Text Banking

June 22 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join The Arc team in 2020 Census Text Banking! On June 22 from 4:00-5;00PM, The Arc's census team will be conducting outreach text banking to target the disability community and allies. We’re looking for volunteers to help send out texts. We’ll start with a brief training and then work together to send out the targeted texts about the 2020 Census. Register to join the team. The census has understandably taken a backseat in many people’s minds as they deal with job loss,…

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[Webinar] Future Planning: What Are the Necessary Steps?

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wednesday, June 24 | 12:00PM Registration is now open. The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly reminded all of us of the need to have our business in order! When families have loved ones with special needs, planning is even more complex. This webinar will go through the steps involved in developing a future plan. What are the recommended documents? What are the questions to answer? Join Kerry Mahoney and SUPPORTbrokers to learn about putting a plan in place. Kerry and several…

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July 2020

[WEBINAR] Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care (Session #1)

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Tuesday, July 21 and Thursday, July 23 | 2:00PM Registration is now open. Allison Hrovat will join The Arc on Tuesday, July 21 and Thursday, July 23 for a 2-part webinar series on trauma and trauma-informed care. The sessions will provide an overview of the impact of trauma on families as well as persons with I/DD. She will review strategies from individual, family, and community perspectives. The Arc promised to provide one more session on this subject this summer after…

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[WEBINAR] Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care (Session #2)

July 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Tuesday, July 21 and Thursday, July 23 | 2:00PM Registration is now open. Allison Hrovat will join The Arc on Tuesday, July 21 and Thursday, July 23 for a 2-part webinar series on trauma and trauma-informed care. The sessions will provide an overview of the impact of trauma on families as well as persons with I/DD. She will review strategies from individual, family, and community perspectives. The Arc promised to provide one more session on this subject this summer after…

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September 2020

[WEBINAR] Reforming Day Hab

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wednesday, September 16 | 12:00 - 1:00PM Register here. Over the last two years, the Disability Law Center (DLC)  has been working to improve community integration access for individuals attending Day Habilitation Centers across Massachusetts. As part of this system reform, DLC accessed Day Habilitation Centers across Massachusetts to learn about current practices, researched best practice  from across the country, identified system barriers, and engaged in conversation with policy makers. Join Hillary Dunn-Stanisz and Rick Glassman to learn more about…

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October 2020

[WEBINAR] I Did It My Way!

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wednesday, October 7 |  12:00 - 1:00PM Register here. Learn from a group of self-advocates and their families on how they transformed their traditional day services into individualized support. Presenters will provide discussion of the before and after, how they decided the right supports, and funding sources utilized.

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[WEBINAR] The Power of the Disability Vote: Preparing for the 2020 Election

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Power of the Disability Vote: Preparing for the 2020 Election Thursday, October 22 | 12:00PM Registration is now open. We are now less than a month away from the 2020 Presidential election. Ellen Taverna and Kathleen Amaral from The Arc of Massachusetts are here as a resource to help ensure that our community is prepared to vote and that our community is educated on the issues in this important election. We want to answer any questions you may have…

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[WEBINAR] Advocacy Training with Maura Sullivan and Charlie Fiske

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Now more than ever, advocacy is an absolutely crucial part of daily life for our community. On Thursday, October 29, join an exclusive training opportunity with The Arc's Maura Sullivan and Charlie Fiske to learn what it means to be a disability advocate and how to get involved most effectively in legislative advocacy. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN HERE. Topics include: Basic steps for lobbying and advocacy How legislation begins Identifying actions to move legislation forward Finding and building coalitions Building…

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November 2020

[WEBINAR] Conversation with Associate Commissioner Russell Johnston

November 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thursday, November 12 | 11:00AM Registration is now open here. Maura Sullivan is joined by Russell Johnston, Senior Associate Commissioner and State Director of Special Education at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Commissioner Johnston will provide an update related to Special Education within the Commonwealth.

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December 2020

[WEBINAR] Celebrating the Holidays During COVID

December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, December 2 | 7:00PM Registration is now open here. Thanksgiving is now behind us, but what about December: Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa? Parties, special events, and family traditions may take a backseat this year. Join Finora Rodriques and learn strategies and tips to help make the season festive in a different way. With significant passion displayed throughout her work within the field of human services, Finora Rodriques serves as a Mental Health Clinician at a community-based mental health agency in…

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