Leo’s Letter: Building Momentum: Getting to Community Organizations

The extended pandemic may have slowed us down, but it doesn’t have to stop us. We need to share that message especially when we ask our community to open its doors.

A new toolkit has been developed through The Arc’s Widening the Circle Project in partnership with the state’s Department of Developmental Services. Its intended audience is staff at community organizations, including municipal Park & Recreation Programs, summer camps, YMCAs, sports groups, museum programs, faith organizations, and many, many more.

In other words, where people gather, we want to make sure that all are welcome – including persons with disabilities.

Let’s work together to connect people with and without disabilities in deep and meaningful ways.

You can download, free of charge, our toolkit “Building Friendships Between People With and Without Disabilities: A Toolkit for Community Recreation, Cultural and Faith Organizations” from https://thearcofmass.org/friendship.

If you know staff at community organizations, you can help us get this toolkit to the people you know. We can share a hard copy with you to pass on!

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