COVID-19: Contact Your Legislators To Ensure Federal Legislation That Supports People With Disabilities And Their Families Across The Country

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are facing threats to their health and wellbeing due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Congress has recently passed two important Coronavirus packages, which have been signed by President Trump, but this is just a start in addressing this crisis. More action must be taken to support people with disabilities and their families! 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