July 11, 2019 | Issue #1
Featured
Empowering people with disabilities to make their own health care decisions
The Arc’s new tool, A Letter for My Doctors, helps people with disabilities describe how and when they want help making health care decisions. The Arc of Massachusetts contributed to the creation of this document by hosting focus groups with self-advocates and medical professionals.
2019 Transition Conference
Sponsorship opportunities now available for the 2019 Transition Conference
This conference is expected to draw over 300 attendees, including family members and professionals, and will provide resources for transition aged youth ranging in age from 12 to 26. Sponsorships start at $650 and include exciting benefits.
Chapters of The Arc
CLASS and LifeLinks have joined forces
Monday, July 1 was the first day of a newly merged agency: LifeLinks dba/CLASS. Jean Phelps will be serving as CEO of LifeLinks dba/CLASS, while Alfred Frugoli will be continuing on as COO.
Resources
Supported Decision-Making website launched
After months of work and support from participants and partners, the Center for Public Representation's Supported Decision-Making Website is now live. Be sure to check out this informational page for any SDM inquiries you have.
Sponsor Spotlight