February 20, 2020 | Issue #29
The Arc of Massachusetts 65th Anniversary Celebration is just a month and a half away on  March 26 . Buy your tickets, become a sponsor, donate auction items, and much more on  our official 65th anniversary site.
Join Leo for his Spring 2020 presentations about pressing issues facing people with I/DD and the family members and human service agencies who assist them. Space is limited for these sessions, so register today!
Government Affairs
Many of the bills featured on The Arc's legislative platform have been on the move in recent weeks. Check out the latest update regarding the status of these priority bills.
On February 18, Executive Director Leo Sarkissian and mother and advocate Elizabeth Bostic were featured in WBZ’s story covering the passing of Nicky’s Law.
The 2020 Census is rapidly approaching. A complete count is vital to ensure that the necessary funding is allocated for people with disabilities. Take our pledge to be counted today and stay up to date with census news.
The ever-evolving, but still present bias against people with I/DD affects the way that we value those who provide their direct care. Join us at the State House on March 4 for the annual Legislative Reception as we lead the charge to break these biases.
Chapters of The Arc
Brockton Area Arc seeking well-qualified candidates for Executive Director
Candidates should possess strong facilitation and organizational skills, and excel in planning, communication, decision-making, problem solving, and informational management. Candidates must demonstrate a collaborative leadership style and be committed to a hands-on approach to leading a private service agency with a focus on community centered activities and family support.

Candidates must also be capable of facilitating the implementation of the BAArc strategic plan linked to program development, marketing, fiscal management, facilities management and staff development. March 16, 2020 is the deadline for resumes and cover letter. Learn more.
Sponsor Spotlight

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