Many of you may have seen that the Massachusetts House of Representatives has been busy working on the passage of a $1.5 billion education bill. Timing is now such that we won’t get another session for Nicky’s Law until after the holiday break. The House is now in recess.Continue reading
On Friday, November 8, The Arc of Massachusetts’ Director of Government Affairs and Operation House Call Maura Sullivan was happy to be a guest at the LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) class at UMass Medical School’s Shriver Center.Continue reading
A substantial investment in the workforce is needed across human services today, and for those of us worried about persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, it cannot come too soon.Continue reading
On Tuesday, November 5, The Arc of Massachusetts’ Executive Director Leo Sarkissian and Director of Government Affairs Maura Sullivan took part in a positive meeting with Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, pertaining to Nicky’s Law.Continue reading
As National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) comes to an end, Leo reflects on the progress that has been made in 2019 in employment for individuals with I/DD living in Massachusetts, including pending legislation.