August 22, 2019 | Issue #6
Brian Cusack joins The Arc's Board of Directors
The Arc is thrilled to announce that Brian Cusack, Industry Director for Health Care at Google in Cambridge, has joined our Board of Directors. Learn more about Brian and his connections to the disability community in our official profile.
The Arc's website is now even more accessible!
Thanks to new plugins, The Arc's website can now be made more accessible through increased contrast and font size, screen reading, simplified styles, and more. It can also be translated into over a dozen languages. Look for the accessibility and translate menus to try the new features out!
Government Affairs
Nicky's Law: Registry history and status update
The Arc recently shared a detailed update regarding the current status of Nicky's Law, also known as the Abuse Registry Bill, as well as a comprehensive history of the bill. Be sure to read this release for the latest information.
Programs of The Arc
As it does each year, summer break passes quickly and we’re now in back-to-school mode. Class lists are out, meetings are set, bulletins are posted, new clothes are purchased, and the excitement of a new school year fills us with anticipation. The first day of school will soon be here!

It’s a great time of year to plan how we can encourage new peer relationships for all our children. The Widening The Circle Toolkit, Making Friends in School , specifically provides strategies to help success in school by supporting relationships between children who experience disabilities and those who do not. It’s a free resource for Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Parents that applies to Elementary, Middle School, High School, and College settings.   
2019 Transition Conference
Thank you to our first group of sponsors!
September 17 | 12PM

This webinar will review the latest future planning investment tools to maximize an individual benefit and provide supplemental needs security for the years to come.
September 25 | 12PM

Discover how to combat caregiver stress by learning about the available resources and support for caregivers as well as in-home support services for older adults.
October 8 | 12PM

Participants will learn about philosophies on inclusion, tips for accessing community recreation, understanding different program models, overcoming barriers, and exploring benefits.
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