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March 2020

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

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

Monday, March 23 | 12:00 - 1:00PM Registration is now open. Join Leo Sarkissian, Executive Director of The Arc of Massachusetts, for the webinar version of his Spring 2020 presentations regarding pressing issues facing individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the family members and human service agencies who assist them.

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[Webinar] Future Planning: Passing the Baton to Siblings and Other Family Members

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

Tuesday, March 24 | 12:00 - 1:00PM Registration is now open. Join us for the first in a new series of webinars in partnership with the Massachusetts Sibling Support Network. Hear from a panel of real-life experts on the steps they took to prepare for their loved one’s future. Learn from parents, siblings, and individuals on how they began the future planning process and what path they are taking to create a meaningful life for all.

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April 2020

[Webinar] 2020 Census Day Explained

April 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00PM Registration is now open. Join Ellen Taverna and The Arc's 2020 Census team for a run through of the 2020 Census Day (April 1): what it is, why it matters to people with disabilities, a run through of a mock census form, and more.

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[Webinar] My Charting the LifeCourse: Putting the Frameworks and Tools into Action!

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tuesday, April 14 | 12:00 - 1:00PM Registration is now open. What is all the buzz about Charting the LifeCourse?  This webinar will provide an overview of the frameworks and tools and how family members, professionals and individuals can utilize Charting the LifeCourse to help plan, set goals, and problem solve in all life stages! Kerry Mahoney, Director of Education and Outreach at The Arc of Massachusetts, was one of 15 professionals, educators and family members from Massachusetts that recently…

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May 2020

[Webinar] Art Class with Artist Scott Benner

May 6 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Wednesday, May 6 | 1:30PM Registration is now open. Artist Scott Benner will provide a simple demonstration of how easy it is to apply a checkerboard pattern and convert it into an abstract picture. It’s a simple, fun way to create a picture and it can be done simply or as detailed as a person wants. To attend all you need is a blank piece of paper, sharpies, pens or other markers ,a straight edge and, a pencil and eraser…

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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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