Over the past month, weekly vaccine supplies have slowly increased, making it possible for many in Phase 1 to obtain the vaccine. Many of us wish we were in Phase 1, and The Arc will expand its efforts to advocate for increased prioritization of all individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and all caregivers.
The Arc of Massachusetts is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Judy Zacek, our former Community Relations Manager. Prior to her retirement in March 2020, Judy served in this role at The Arc for 16 years, and also served as the Administrator for Advocates for Autism of Massachusetts (AFAM) from their inception in 2004.
Ten months into the COVID-19 pandemic many lessons have been learned on how to live in these most challenging of times. At the same time, we should remember how quickly we adapted to these challenges. Consider how quickly we discovered how to keep in touch with the people most important to us, without physically being with them.