July 18, 2019 | Issue #2
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In the Media
WWLP: Advocates pushing for police officers to be trained on dealing with those on autism spectrum
The group of advocates want police officers to receive training to recognize the behavior of people with autism, so they know how to handle them in a safe and calm manner.
Government Affairs
The Arc testifies in support of Autism Police Training bill
On Tuesday, July 11, The Arc coordinated public testimony for our priority legislation, “An Act relative to Criminal Justice Training Regarding Autistic Persons” (S 1443/H 2139).
Hearing alert: bill aiming to prevent discrimination against parents with I/DD to be heard on July 23
The Joint Committee on Judiciary is holding a hearing on Tuesday July 23, at the State House in Room A1/A2 at 1:00PM. The Arc’s priority legislation S983 H1487, “An Act prohibiting discrimination against adults with disabilities in family and juvenile court proceedings,” will be heard.
Programs of The Arc
Support group for older caregivers in Western MA
The Arc of Massachusetts is pleased to offer a 3-week, 6 session future planning support group to older caregivers in Western MA who are caring for a loved one with an intellectual or developmental disability. The focus of the group will be on creating a letter of intent.
Chapters of The Arc
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