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 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
The Arc of Massachusetts priority legislation Nicky’s Law was recently featured in interviews with online news source Now This News. Nicky’s mother, Cheryl Ryan Chan, and fellow advocate Richard Buckley were interviewed regarding the pressing need for this legislation.
As you may recall, in late August, The Arc of Massachusetts and the Disability Law Center met with the agencies, legislators, and organizations involved in the resolution of the final details of Nicky’s Law.Continue reading