Leading by Example – Jillian Berube

In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing the stories of the four champions we will be honoring at our Leading by Example gala on March 27. We will be recognizing several special people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are making a difference: teaching the next generation of doctors; advocating at the State House for much-needed services and funding; and educating the community. You can follow along with these stories right here. Continue reading

Profile in Giving: Alice Shea, P.T., M.P.H, Sc.D.

Alice Shea dedicated her life to helping children with Down syndrome, Williams syndrome, and other developmental disabilities improve their motor development, to enhancing their lives, and to championing their inclusion in the community. As a clinician at Boston Children’s Hospital, she directly touched the lives of thousands of young patients and their families; and as a researcher and educator at Boston University and Simmons College, her impact has been, and will continue to be, felt by many thousands more. Her peers considered her a leader in the field of pediatric physical therapy. Continue reading

No One Should Be Left Behind

No one should be excluded from the community. At The Arc of Massachusetts, we provide opportunities for community building, inclusion, and hope. This holiday season, help us enhance the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism.