January 2, 2020 | Issue #22
Featured
Thank you for your support in 2019, friend!

The Arc of Massachusetts would like to thank everyone who made a gift in 2019 to help enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Massachusetts. All people with I/DD, including autism, deserve equal rights and treatment, and with your help, we have been able to work to ensure a world in which they can be part of the community.

This past November, we were grateful to be nominated by our Board Member Brian Cusack for Google’s Week of Giving. We were also amazed by the generosity of our donors all throughout giving season, from #GivingTuesday through New Year’s Eve.

For 65 years, The Arc of Massachusetts has provided invaluable advocacy and support services within the community, ensuring that families can rest assured regarding the well-being, safety, and happiness of their loved ones. Donors like you have made this work possible.

Thank you all for your support!
The Arc lights Prudential Tower up in orange for 31 Nights of Light
On Saturday, December 28, The Arc of Massachusetts took part in the Prudential Center’s 11th Annual 31 Nights of Light. Learn more about our lighting ceremony and concert below.
Government Affairs
Join us for a Presidential Disability Forum watch party on January 13!
The Arc of Massachusetts is hosting a watch party to watch Elected for Inclusion: A Presidential Forum on Disability Issues. Attendees will learn more about Presidential candidates’ stances on key issues for people with disabilities.

Join us on Monday, January 13 for a watch party with pizza, bingo, selfies, and more! Space is limited, so RSVP today.
Save These Dates
Supporting Families Day
February 13, 2020
Annual Legislative Reception
March 4, 2020
65th Anniversary Celebration
March 26, 2020
Outside The Arc
The next Self Advocacy Leadership Series (SALS) series will be starting at the end of January at the Quincy College Plymouth Campus on Wednesdays from 2-4 for 8 weeks. The cost per person is $50 which covers supplies and trainers. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC), SALS is a wonderful series for individuals and staff.  The deadline for applications is January 10.
Sponsor Spotlight

The work of The Arc of Massachusetts is made possible by generous donations from people like you, friend. None of our advocacy, education, and outreach would be possible without your continued support. Please consider giving today.