Webinars Coming This Fall!

The Arc of Massachusetts is pleased to announce three new webinars to be held this fall. Topics include Understanding Day and Employment Supports for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities; How to Advocate for Improved Services for People with I/DD: and Updates on Mass Health.


Wednesday, October 26 7:00-8:00 PM, $25
Understanding Day and Employment Supports for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
What happens when the school bus stops coming? Learn about the options for adults in day and employment services.  What are the different models of support and who do they best support?  Participants will learn about funding sources and more!
Presented by: Heather Lomartire, Vice President of Employment and Day Services, Charles River Center

Wednesday, November 2 7:00-8:00 PM, $25
Want to learn how to advocate to improve services for people with I/DD?
Introduction to Advocacy: A practical, hands-on approach to lobby with your elected officials
  • Basic steps for lobbying and advocacy
  • How legislation begins
  • Actions to move legislation forward
  • Finding and building coalitions
Presented by: Maura Sullivan, Director of Government Affairs and Program Director of Operation House Call and Charlie Fiske, Director of Public Policy, The Arc of Massachusetts

Thursday, December 1 7:00-8:00 PM, $25
Mass Health Innovations: Updates on Changes in Mass Health
Implementation of health care reform will have a significant impact on the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), as well as individuals with brain injuries. Participants will learn about the outcomes anticipated and the impact of physical and behavioral health and long-term supports and services. This webinar will also provide an update on managed care in Massachusetts and how it will impact people with I/DD and providers.
Presented by: Jeff Keilson, Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning, Advocates and Christopher White, Ed.D., President/CEO, Road to Responsibility


  1. These webinars look very valuable but I wonder if many of the people and families who could benefit from them are not going to be able to afford the fees to attend.

    • Thank you for your feedback. Due to the costs of the hosting site and audio, we have to charge, but we do offer scholarships for those who need them. To apply for a scholarship contact Kerry Mahoney at mahoney@arcmass.org

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