The Becker Center for Advocacy at The Arc of Massachusetts is thrilled to welcome our new Advocacy Alliance Coordinator, Kathleen Amaral.
Kathleen resides in the South coast region of the state, with her family. Mom to Emma, Liam and Mae, her passion for advocacy and supporting families began when Liam, now 15, was born with a rare genetic diagnosis, Congenital Disorder of Glycosylation (CDG DDOST). Navigating his complex needs ignited her passion for assisting families who find themselves on a similar journey.
Kathleen has several years of professional experience in the area of family support, service navigation, and leadership development, as well as personal experience advocating for positive change on a local and state level, with a focus on disability related topics. She is overjoyed to begin this new journey as Advocacy Alliance Coordinator at The Arc of Massachusetts.
Check out Kathleen’s interview as part of our Supporting Families campaign below to get to know her better!