Introducing: In Pursuit of the Good Life Across the Lifespan & Week 1 Stories

In these challenging times, we are all looking for resources that are uplifting, informative, and forward-looking. The Department of Developmental Services and The Arc of Massachusetts have partnered with Quillo Connect to produce a series of short videos that feature how Massachusetts is using the Charting the LifeCourse framework and tools to make a difference in the lives of individuals and families.

Quillo Connect develops videos to share positive messages and stories to inspire, spark ideas, and help set high expectations for tomorrow. Quillo’s work is based on the power of micro-learning, positive psychology, and well-being. The goal is short, informative, and positive or optimistic messages that build on one another over time. Plus, research shows our attention starts to wander after 50 seconds!

Each week from May through July, two stories authored by Massachusetts families, self-advocates, and professionals will be released. The videos will be housed on a new webpage that includes an overview of the frameworks and tools and a special message from Commissioner Ryder.

We hope you will share these videos and webpage through social media and on your website. Together, we hope to develop a common language and approaches that empower and support individuals and families toward their vision of a good life.

To learn more, visit and keep checking back to stay up to date with the latest stories.

Week 1 Stories


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