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November 2019

Webinar: Relationships at Work: Creating Connections to Ensure Success

November 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Participants will gain a better understanding of how to support relationships between people with disabilities and their coworkers. In this webinar, specific strategies for job coaches and job developers will be discussed. Person-centered-planning and the importance of vocational assessments will also be explored. Learn how to support workplace friendships that develop over time and may flourish outside of the workplace. Presented by Phoebe Goodman, The Arc of Massachusetts. Register    Phoebe has worked in disability services for more than 15…

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Waltham: Pressing Issues Facing Individuals With I/DD, Their Families, And Service Providers

November 21, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
The Arc of Massachusetts, 217 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453 United States
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Join Leo Sarkissian, Executive Director of The Arc of Massachusetts, for a conversation about pressing issues facing people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the family members and human service agencies who assist them. Leo will discuss the future direction of human services in light of the workforce shortage crisis; advocacy priorities; the state budget; and the importance of social inclusion. Learn what you can do to be an effective advocate so you can have an impact on the lives…

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December 2019

December 2019 Government Affairs Committee Meeting

December 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Arc of Massachusetts, 217 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453 United States
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The committee meets privately on the first Monday of the month, 10:00AM - 11:30AM. Each chapter of The Arc should send a representative. Encourage human service agencies, other organizations and individuals to participate. All interested individuals: Please contact Charlie Fiske for more information.

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Webinar: Building Our Community Networks: Developing Relationships Outside of Services

December 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

A discussion on practical strategies to be implemented in facilitating connections and friendships in people's local communities. Presented by Meg Gaydos, The Arc of Massachusetts. Register    Meg Gaydos is a Pathways to Friendship Facilitator for The Arc of Massachusetts where she works with provider agencies in supporting individuals to develop true friendships in their communities. She has been a strong advocate for people with disabilities throughout her thirty-plus year career in Illinois, Colorado and Massachusetts. For the past twelve…

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Sensitive Santa at the Prudential Center

December 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St
Boston, 02199 United States
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On Sunday, December 8, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and autism, as well as their family and friends, are invited to attend and have their photos taken with the one and only Santa Claus in a sensory-friendly setting. In addition to the photos, we will be providing holiday crafts and goodie bags for all attendees. Hot chocolate and cookies will also be available. Photo packages begin at $22 each. $4 coupons will be provided to all attendees. Space…

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Webinar: Pressing Issues Facing Individuals With I/DD, Their Families, And Service Providers

December 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Executive Director of The Arc of Massachusetts Leo Sarkissian will discuss pressing issues facing people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the family members and human service agencies who assist them. During this webinar, he will discuss the future direction of human services in light of the workforce shortage crisis; advocacy priorities; and the state budget. Learn how to become an effective advocate and have an impact on the lives of people with disabilities statewide. REGISTER   

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31 Nights of Light: Join us as we light the Prudential Center up in The Arc Orange!

December 28, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St
Boston, 02199 United States
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On Saturday, December 28, The Arc of Massachusetts will be taking part in the 11th Annual 31 Nights of Light program at the Prudential Center, Boston. The Prudential Tower will be lit up in The Arc Orange in honor of our work enhancing the lives of individuals with I/DD and autism. Starting at 4:30PM in the Center Court of the Prudential, attendees will be treated to a performance by piano virtuoso Braeden Yee, a talented young teen with autism, and…

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January 2020

[Webinar] Why the 2020 Census Matters for People with Disabilities: An Overview of the 2020 Census Operations

January 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:00 - 1:00PM REGISTER The Census Bureau has identified people with disabilities as a hard-to-count population, which means they are at a greater risk of being undercounted in the census. The reasons for this include accessibility challenges and wider systemic inequalities. A fair and accurate census is vital for people with disabilities—and for every person in the United States. For example, the census data is used to figure out how much money the Commonwealth of Massachusetts…

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February 2020

[Webinar] Financing the Future with Affiliates of The Arc

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This webinar will review the latest future planning investment tools to maximize an individual benefit and provide supplemental needs security for the years to come. Hear how two Affiliates of The Arc are making a difference in the lives of individuals and their families. Michael Andrade, President and Chief Executive Officer, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has over 25 years of experience in the non-profit arena which includes developing and managing services for children and adults with intellectual…

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2020 Supporting Families Annual Advocacy Day

February 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Church on the Hill, 140 Bowdoin Street
Boston, MA United States
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Supporting Families Annual Advocacy Day Thursday, February 13 | 10:30AM - 12:00PM The Church on the Hill, 140 Bowdoin Street, Boston Registration is now open. Join us on Thursday, February 13 for the Supporting Families Annual Advocacy Day! The program will take place from 10:30AM - 11:30AM in The Church on the Hill, located at 140 Bowdoin Street. This is directly across the street from the rear Ashburton Park entrance of the State House. This year, we'll be focusing on…

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