Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week 2019: Emma’s Team

Please join The Arc of Massachusetts in recognizing the dedication and accomplishments of our terrific Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) this week (September 8 – 14). We’ll be sharing stories this week that highlight the important contributions DSPs make every day to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Continue reading

Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week 2019: Stephanie’s Story

Please join The Arc of Massachusetts in recognizing the dedication and accomplishments of our terrific Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) this week (September 8 – 14). We’ll be sharing stories this week that highlight the important contributions DSPs make every day to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Continue reading

Supporting The Direct Support Workforce: The Amaral Family

Adolescence represents a time for young adults to find themselves and develop a sense of independence. Hear from mother Kathleen Amaral as she describes the significant role that her son, Liam’s, Direct Support Professionals play in ensuring that her son can be an independent, included teenager just like everyone else in his age group. Continue reading

Supporting The Direct Support Workforce: The Rego Family

Drew Rego of Tewksbury was born with a genetic disorder and epilepsy. His disability presents itself in a complex way. Just six years old, Drew lives with his parents, Jason and Erin, as well as his brother Dominic. Drew’s care needs are 24/7, but despite all the challenges, he’s always smiling! Drew loves music, animals, and being outside in the warm fresh air. Continue reading