Jonathan, who has quadriplegia, does not require nursing care, but he does require a high level of care. As Jonathan, now 26-years-old, ages, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find qualified and committed Personal Care Attendants (PCAs).Continue reading
As the next few weeks pass by, with the holiday season of Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa, we’ll be marking the beginning of a new year: 2020. With the new year, we are committed to new solutions and resolutions as we try to solve existing problems. Here are two of them.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
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.
In this week’s vlog, Leo offers some thoughts on what The Arc will be prioritizing when it comes to aiding our community, including addressing the Workforce Shortage Crisis, ensuring supports and services, and working toward improving access and utilization of assistive technology.