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Pathways Guides & How To’s

Pathways Guides & How Tos

Below, you will find an index of guides (how tos) released over the years by the Pathways to Friendship team and the extended Friendship network. Click on the thumbnails to access the specific topic, and check back for future guides.

These fact sheets are sponsored by Pathways to Friendship/Widening The Circle, formerly The Real Friends Project, a partnership between The Arc of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services.

Visit the main Pathways to Friendship webpage.

How to Start a Matchmaking Project

How Introductions Can Lead to Relationships

How to Build Bridges to Faith

How to Build Futures

How to Establish a Community of Friends

How Relationships Are the Key to Transition Planning

Finding Faithful Friends

How People with Friends Are Healthier

(Dis)Ability Awareness

Three High Priority bills of The Arc Headed for Governor’s Signature

Inside the State House

Inside of the State HouseA flurry of activity throughout the day resulted in resolution of many items in the Massachusetts State Legislature as the final day of formal session began on July 31. We are pleased to report three top priority bills of The Arc and one supported bill made it through the session. We owe a strong debt of gratitude to the General Court, and Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Therese Murray. Barbara L’Italien, Director of Government Affairs played a key role spending many hours this week at the state house, and traveling between offices or phoning as needed. Continue reading