The Arc of Massachusetts Webinar Series

Providing state of the art information, resources, current trends and best practice strategies.

As part of The Arc’s mission, the webinar series will encompass a wide variety of topics and practices in the area of intellectual and developmental disabilities – such as autism services, legal and financial, housing, employment, transition and family support.

These one hour webinars are designed for families, self-advocates, professionals, and the general public and will be offered on a monthly basis.

To access the online series you will need a computer, phone, or tablet with a microphone. Speakers or headsets attached to your computer are recommended for audio, or you can use your phone. Instructions on how to connect will be given once you register.

Webinar Registration

Leo Live

Join Executive Director Leo Sarkissian every Monday at 12:00PM for a presentation about important issues facing the disability community in Massachusetts and nationwide, often with special guests.

Register for Leo Live

Monthly State & Federal Updates

On the first Thursday of each month, join The Arc’s Maura Sullivan for the latest updates on state and federal policy and advocacy issues.

Register for Monthly Sessions

MA21 Advocacy Series

Join the conversation about Massachusetts Alliance for 21st Century Disability Policy (MA21) advocacy for changes to MA DDS Self-Directed Services to comply with the 2014 Real Lives Law.

Register for Series

Webinars

Stay tuned for the latest additions to our calendar of incredible webinars and training opportunities, covering issues from Turning 22 to education to personal advocacy and so much more.

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Upcoming Webinars

The Public Health Emergency Is Winding Down: What Does It Mean for Me and My Benefits?

February 1

Join The Arc of Massachusetts for an informative session led by guest speaker Michael Andrade, President and CEO of The Arc of Bristol County, for a webinar on ABLE, trusts, and other tools to address asset limits to maintain benefits. This is especially important during the emergency transition.

Register Here
What's New at the Massachusetts Rehab Commission? The NextGen Careers Program

February 14

David Sykes and Michelle Banks from the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) will introduce participants to the NextGen Careers Program at MRC, including service regions and the pathway to enrollment. NextGen Careers is a new initiative at MRC that helps young adults with disabilities, ages 18-30, fast-track their career journey.

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Next Steps: Supporting Older Caregivers

March 16

Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Leadership will provide an overview of their work with older caregivers living with a family member with IDD.  They will share the results of a needs assessment completed by the Center for Developmental Disabilities Evaluation and Research at UMASS for DDS on meeting the needs of this population.  DDS will also share their thinking about next steps in supporting families with older caregivers.

Register Here
Problem Solving Clinic: Suffolk Law Students Present on Supported Decision Making

March 22

No matter the age or stage, finding the right supports and services can be confusing and complicated. So, let us help you! Join Kerry Mahoney and Kathleen Amaral for monthly one-hour virtual group consultation sessions. These sessions provide information and resources for specific areas of need, including who to call, where to go, and best practices to guide the way
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On Demand Webinars

[WEBINAR] Beware the MCAS Waiver: Avoiding Early Termination from Special Education for Older Students

February 12, 2022

[WEBINAR] Federal & State Updates: The Better Care Better Jobs Act

August 25, 2021

[WEBINAR] Resource Spotlight: ABLE Accounts (with MEFA’s Mary Rubenis)

August 25, 2021

[WEBINAR] MassHealth and DDS: What Is The Phase 1 Investment?

August 25, 2021

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