One definition of human capital is the stock of habits, knowledge, social and personality attributes that individuals have to offer – often applied for economic or work value. But volunteering is another way to use our “human capital” to advance lives and communities.Continue reading
In a split decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit overturned the FDA’s ban on the use of an electric shock device which inflicts pain on persons with disabilities at the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center (JRC) in Canton, Massachusetts.Continue reading
On Wednesday, June 30, The Arc’s Maura Sullivan testified at a hearing of the Joint Committee on Covid-19 and Emergency Preparedness and Management, on our priority bill, “An Act addressing the inequitable impact of the pandemic on Black and Latinx individuals with autism.”Continue reading
The Arc is pleased to announce the launch of its tech center at thearcofmass.org/tech. The site’s development was funded by the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS).Continue reading
“There were two photos: one with Morgyn and one without. A choice was made on which photo to submit, a choice made MULTIPLE times and a choice that excluded Morgyn EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.”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.