Dear Operation House Call Supporters and Disability Healthcare Advocates –
Please take a few minutes to support this House Amendment for Operation House Call! The Arc is grateful to the Chair of Health Care Finance John Lawn for filing this important amendment to allow Operation House Call to sustain, grow, and fund its programming at our medical and nursing schools in MA.
Operation House Call (OHC) teaches future medical professionals essential skills to enhance the health care of persons with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Offered by The Arc of Massachusetts, OHC turns to families, parents, and individual self-advocates as educators in a health care field that seldom focuses on more than making a diagnosis. It is a rare and important training opportunity. Through OHC, students begin to build confidence and interest in working with individuals with IDD, including autism, and their families.
OHC is currently partnering with 4 Medical Schools and 2 Graduate Nursing programs in MA including Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, UMass Chan Medical School, Simmons University, and UMass Graduate School of Nursing.
For any questions, please contact Maura Sullivan, Director of Gov Affairs and Health Policy for The Arc at email@example.com
Thank you for your advocacy for inclusive and quality healthcare for people with autism and IDD.