August 13, 2020 | Issue #54
Staying Safe and Supported

In this week's vlog, Leo discusses the importance of staying safe and supported within your community and as you venture back out into the world. Watch here.

Summer 2020 Advocate now available online!

The Arc of Massachusetts is pleased to share with you the digital edition of the Summer 2020 issue of Advocate. Articles included in this issue cover topics such as:

  • The outlook for services
  • A recap of what you have helped The Arc accomplish in these past months
  • The Arc's commitment to addressing issues of racial injustice
  • Special education guidelines

COVID-19
#WeAreEssential: Act Now to Address the Needs of the Disability Community
The critical needs of people with disabilities, their families, and the direct support professional (DSP) workforce must be included in the next coronavirus relief bill.

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that includes many of our top asks – but the Senate has JUST introduced a bill that does NOT address most of the critical needs of people with disabilities! Tell the Senate to include the disability community in COVID-19 relief.
Webinars
Monday, August 17 @ 12:00PM

Leo will be discussing the latest state and national developments relating to COVID-19 policy and more. He will be joined by special guest Nicole Jorwic, The Arc's Senior Director of Public Policy. Register here.
Tuesday, August 18 @ 11:00AM

Kerry will be joined by Alexandra Ullrich, Program Manager of the Employment and Transition Programming at Easter Seals Massachusetts. They will be discussing the college navigator services available for students with ASD. Register here.
Sponsor Spotlight

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