The author of Life Animated, Ron Suskind and his son, Owen, have embarked on a new project based on the affinity therapy that Owen first used as a bridge in
communicating with others. An app has been developed that can be used by those with autism and others who struggle with communication. On February
24, staff from affiliates across the state came together to explore the app with 4
Sidekicks staff. It was an afternoon filled with excitement and new possibilities.
Please join The Arc of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council for our 38th Annual Legislative Reception. This is an opportunity for person with disabilities, family members, advocates, state agency heads and their staff, and legislators to meet and catch up on legislative priorities and other important issues.
Operation House Call‘s Robyn Dollar and her family opened their home and warmed our hearts in a wonderful interview with WBZ’s Paula Ebben. The Dollar Family, along with Reid Haflich, a BU School of Medicine student and Anne-Terese- Van dur burg, a Yale School of Nursing student, shared the hands on experience of Operation House Call.
The Arc of Massachusetts is getting ready to move to temporary quarters so construction on the new building can begin this spring. Our current location at 217 South Street, Waltham has been home for The Arc for more than twenty years. Our new building will be located at the same address once our existing building has been demolished. A temporary, nearby location will allow us to continue our same services during the construction phase. We’ve already started the long process of packing and sorting which will take the next few weeks to complete. Any mail should be sent to P.O. Box 541603, Waltham, MA 02454