September 26, 2018: Operation House Call (OHC) Reception
On Wednesday, September 26, The Arc of Massachusetts hosted a reception for Operation House Call (OHC) at the Boston Marriott Newton. The evening was led by The Arc’s Leo Sarkissian and Maura Sullivan, who introduced a variety of speakers who described their experiences with a program like Operation House Call.
Speakers included Maura, OHC’s Program Director; Susanna Peyton, Yale School of Nursing & OHC Parent Instructor; Dr. Kim Dever, a parent co-teacher and host family representative; former OHC students Alexandra Solomon and Larissa Wenren; host family member Judith Ursitti; and Dr. Brian Skotko, Director of the Down Syndrome Program at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Stories shared by these speakers included recollections of harrowing medical experiences, the ways in which OHC has changed their lives and outlooks, how OHC has grown in recent years, and why a program like OHC is so utterly important for both the I/DD community and the community of medical professionals.
Thank you to all who participated in and attended this wonderful evening. Photos are available below, and video of these inspiring speeches and interviews will be added within the coming days as well.