The Arc provides basic and advanced legislative advocacy trainings throughout the year. The training focuses on understanding the DDS and Masshealth budget and how these budgets support people with I/DD and autism. Participants learn about the budget cycle and critical advocacy time frames, and specifically how to best engage their legislator to be a strong voice for the priorities of our community. The training also breaks down the process of passing legislation – from filing the bill to the Governor’s desk for signature. Individuals can learn about line items, legislation, and policy issues important to their family and how to find support through The Arc and other advocacy organizations. For more information or to schedule a Legislative Advocacy Training – contact Maura Sullivan, Director of Government Affairs at

Age Range
Transition Age (14-26), Adulthood (18+), Aging (50+)
Advocacy & Self Advocacy