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Innovation and Technology Task Force Releases Survey On Assistive Technology & Alternative Augmentative Communication

The Innovation and Technology Task Force has put together a survey hoping to assess the use of Assistive Technology (AT) and Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC). Continue reading

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The Arc’s COVID-19 Updates | July 6, 2020: Re-Opening: Uncertainty In Real Time

On July 2, Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel released the formal order that day programs may open on July 6. Re-opening services is not simply a matter of unlocking the doors, turning on the lights, and buying some personal protective equipment (PPE). Continue reading

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COVID-19: DDS Releases New Updated Visitation Guidelines

The Arc of Massachusetts is pleased to be able to share the new DDS visitation guidelines, which were released on the evening of July 1. Continue reading

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#DontCutUsOut: Contact Your State Legislators Now To Continue Advocating For Funding For People With I/DD During Re-Opening

The Arc appreciates your strong and consistent advocacy during this pandemic. We need your help to continue to press forward with our #DontCutUsOut campaign. Continue reading

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[WEBINAR] Future Planning: What Are the Necessary Steps?

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly reminded all of us of the need to have our business in order! When families have loved ones with special needs, planning is even more complex. This webinar will go through the steps involved in developing a future plan. What are the recommended documents? What are the questions to answer? Continue reading

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COVID-19: New DDS And EOHHS Visitation Guidelines To Be Released On July 1

We expect some news on July 1 on increased visitation flexibilities that address many if not all of the concerns you have raised on visits with family members living in small congregate settings funded by DDS. Continue reading

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[WEBINAR] Black Lives Matter, Intersectionality, and Cultural Competence

On Thursday, June 18, The Arc welcomed Nanfi Lubogo, the Co-Executive Director of Family Voices. She joined Maura Sullivan and Ellen Taverna for a discussion on Black Lives Matter, Intersectionality, and Cultural Competence. Continue reading

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[WEBINAR] The Intersection of Race and Disability

Henry and Evelyne Milorin joined Leo Live on Monday, June 15. The discussion touched on their decades long journey as parents and advocates, including raising Reggie, who was identified as having autism. They also had an opportunity to talk about the intersection of race and disability, especially given current ongoing activism. Continue reading

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The Arc’s COVID-19 Updates | June 15, 2020: We Must Not Be Forgotten

In last week’s update, we referenced our concerns about our immediate future. The past week was a somber one as we approached mid-June. We need to maintain hope in the midst of uncertainty. Together, we can advocate to have adequate PPE and testing on demand available for all our constituents, including those in family homes who utilize in-home staff. Continue reading

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COVID-19: Exclusive Webinar With DDS Commissioner Jane Ryder

On June 11, The Arc was grateful to welcome DDS Commissioner Jane Ryder for an exclusive webinar as part of our ongoing COVID-19 series. If you weren’t able to attend the live session, this is now available to watch on demand. Continue reading

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