More than 200,000 adults and children in Massachusetts have an intellectual or developmental disability such as autism. Each family has its own story. It often tells of mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, and grandparents who are trying to do what is best for their loved ones. They face daunting challenges and doubts about how to help their family members live healthy, safe, fulfilling lives.
The Arc of Massachusetts is working to ensure that they have the resources they need by:
- Advocating for increased funding for services and supports
- Offering educational resources, including webinars, clinics, and the Turning 22 Conference
- Spearheading the Supporting Families campaign to increase funding for family caregivers
- Training medical students in the special needs of patients with I/DD in Operation House Call
Saturday, June 30 is an important day for The Arc of Massachusetts: it is the end of our 2017-18 fiscal year. This year is particularly significant as we prepare for the new year and start off on a strong footing and able to advocate for people with I/DD.
You can help us remain at the forefront of the struggle to build better lives for all members of the community. Can we count on you to make our work possible with a donation?
Please visit http://thearcofmass.org/donate to learn more and to make a gift before the end of our fiscal year on Saturday, June 30.