A substantial investment in the workforce is needed across human services today, and for those of us worried about persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, it cannot come too soon.Continue reading
On Tuesday, November 5, The Arc of Massachusetts’ Executive Director Leo Sarkissian and Director of Government Affairs Maura Sullivan took part in a positive meeting with Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, pertaining to Nicky’s Law.Continue reading
Halloween is a day filled with costumes and candy, tricks and treats. But for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and autism, Halloween can often be an overwhelming experience.Continue reading
As National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) comes to an end, Leo reflects on the progress that has been made in 2019 in employment for individuals with I/DD living in Massachusetts, including pending legislation.
The Arc of Massachusetts priority legislation Nicky’s Law was recently featured in interviews with online news source Now This News. Nicky’s mother, Cheryl Ryan Chan, and fellow advocate Richard Buckley were interviewed regarding the pressing need for this legislation.
Executive Director Leo Sarkissian was recently featured on David Yas’ The Boston Podcast for an in depth discussion of all the work that The Arc of Massachusetts is doing for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and autism.Continue reading
The mission of The Arc of Massachusetts is to enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism, and their families. We fulfill this through advocacy for community supports and services that foster social inclusion, self-determination, and equity across all aspects of society.