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April 16, 2020 | Issue #37
COVID-19: Action Needed
The Arc and Advocates for Autism of Massachusetts are asking you to take fast action to support the workforce that serves individuals with autism and other disabilities in our community operated group homes. Learn more and take action now.
The Arc and AFAM ask that you take our advocacy efforts regarding hazard pay equity one step further. After contacting your legislators, use this form to reach out to Governor Baker, Speaker DeLeo, and Senate President Spilka. Learn more and act now.
During this time of crisis, we are asking you to reach out to Governor Baker regarding the critical issue of health care triage and hospital care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Act now.
Be sure to register for tomorrow's special edition of Federal Friday COVID-19 Updates with Ellen. She'll be welcoming Bethany Lilly, The Arc US' Director of Income Policy, for a discussion of the latest federal news.
COVID-19: Policy Updates
In this week’s Federal Policy Update from Policy Officer Ellen Taverna, learn about updates to stimulus checks, the 4th Federal COVID-19 Stimulus Package, the “Main Street” Lending Program, changes to the 2020 Census, and more. Read more now.
From the onset of the pandemic, The Arc has been working behind the scenes to advocate directly to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Learn more.
COVID-19: Webinars and Resources
Be sure to register for our COVID-19 focused, half-hour webinars on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Registering for one session will sign you up for future sessions of the series.
Have you missed any COVID-19 webinars so far? Don't worry. Head on over to our YouTube channel and watch all three weeks of webinars on demand at any time.
On Wednesday, April 22, join The Arc of Massachusetts and Lisa Drennan of MERGE Consulting for a webinar on coping strategies for all individuals during a time of isolation and uncertainty. Register now.
Looking for activities to do while practicing social distancing? Learn how people can connect with others, increase skills to support future face-to-face relationships, and develop building blocks for a valued role in the person’s community. Learn more.
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