Today is Patriots Day. It’s a day when we celebrate the Boston Marathon and the battles of Lexington and Concord. It’s a day, too, for remembering those who died and were injured in 2013 when two terrorists detonated bombs on Boylston Street. A common theme between 2013 and 2020 will be grief. Many within and outside our community have already experienced loss due to this virus. Others have missed memorializing the loss of a loved one due to the social distancing requirements.
Looking for activities to do while practicing social distancing? This new resource, developed by Pathways to Friendship facilitator Phoebe Goodman, is intended to focus on how people can connect with others, increase skills to support future face-to-face relationships, and develop building blocks for a valued role in the person’s community.
From the onset of this COVID-19 pandemic, The Arc of Massachusetts has been working behind the scenes with other organizations to collaborate and advocate directly to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MADESE) to enhance remote learning to include the delivery of supports and related services to special education students within the Commonwealth.
As our team got into this week’s update, we realized there was way too much to report – and this update is still pretty long! We will be expanding our existing COVID-19 Updates Center to two pages in the upcoming several days. We hope it will be easier to navigate, so all can see what’s happening and access action items on your own time.