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September 2020

[WEBINAR] Reforming Day Hab

September 16, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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[WEBINAR] Maintaining Social Connection For Students During COVID

December 3, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thursday, December 3 | 3:00 - 4:00PM Registration is now open here. Friendships between students with and without disabilities are important to all, but even in the best of times they may be hard to foster. The pandemic has made social connections even more difficult. Jim Ross is a parent and long-time worker in the human services world. Join him to talk about the importance of pursuing these friendships for children and youth and uncover tips on how to make…

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[WEBINAR] Going the Distance: Older Caregivers’ Special Needs and Opportunities

December 8, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tuesday, December 8 | 11:00AM Registration is now open here. Join Andrew F and Kathleen Sullivan, Community Care Coordinators from Minuteman Senior Services. Topics discussed include Caregiver burnout: signs and symptoms, self-care tips to protect caregiver’s physical and emotional health and how to build connections and community resources.

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[WEBINAR] Improving Your Health Care Experience: Tips for People with I/DD and Autism

December 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Friday, December 11 | 12:00PM Registration is now open here. The Arc’s Operation House Call program uses families and individuals to teach doctors how to provide better care for people with I/DD and autism. In this webinar, we are going to flip the focus! How can families and individuals do their part to improve medical care, partner with doctors, and make sure their needs are met? We will explore how individuals and families prepare for healthcare transition. We have some…

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January 2021

[WEBINAR] Section 8 and Beyond

January 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Tuesday, January 5 | 2:00 - 3:00PM Registration is now open here. Join Cathy Boyle from Autism Housing Pathways as she walks us through the new and improved website. Other affordable housing resources will also be shared.

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