2021 Transition Conference: Registration Is Now Open!

The 2021 Transition Conference webinar series will demonstrate how the LifeCourse Frameworks and Tools can help you create seamless, successful transitions into the adult world for your loved ones. The 2-week virtual program will begin with a welcome from Leo Sarkissian, Executive Director of The Arc of Massachusetts, and a kickoff with special guest Corey Ferguson from the Department of Developmental Disabilities in Ohio. Continue reading

Breaking Through Bias: The 42nd Annual Legislative Reception

On March 4, 2020, nearly 500 self-advocates, family members, professionals, legislators, and staff members gathered at the Massachusetts State House for the 42nd Annual Legislative Reception, Breaking Through Bias: Advancing Opportunities, Raising Expectations. Organized by The Arc of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC), this year represented record turnout for the event as we all came together to recognize our Legislators of the Year: Representative Aaron Michlewitz (D-3rd Suffolk), Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Senator Patrick O’Connor (R-Weymouth). Continue reading