May 7, 2020 | Issue #40
The Arc of Massachusetts is excited to announce the launch of our new family caregiver recognition campaign – and we want to hear from you.

Over the next several weeks, we would like to recognize family caregivers for their incredible support and strength during this pandemic. Please share photos, short videos (under 1 minute), and quotes on how you are getting through the days. With Mother’s Day and Father’s Day just around the corner, we would also like to invite mothers and fathers to share how parenting has impacted your lives.

Please submit your stories, videos, and photos to Katerina at  Daley@arcmass.org . Please connect with Kerry at  Mahoney@arcmass.org  with any questions.
COVID-19 Updates
On May 4, Executive Director Leo Sarkissian shared his latest weekly COVID-19 update on topics including Massachusetts statistics, HCBS, DSP pay, and more. Be sure to read the latest update here.
Thanks to Representative Josh Cutler, we have statistics for the 10,000 plus individuals served through the Department of Development Services (DDS) residential network. Read more.
Across the state, families and agencies are showing their appreciation to our essential staff working at homes and apartments across the Commonwealth. We thank all of staff for being committed to our community. Here are two demonstrations.
As families continue to navigate this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis in the Commonwealth, The Arc of Massachusetts wants to hear from you about what is working, what’s not working, and more. Learn more about tomorrow's Over 22 focus group.
Upcoming Webinars
Be sure to register for our COVID-19 focused, half-hour webinars on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Registering for one session will sign you up for future sessions of the series.
Have you missed any COVID-19 webinars so far? Don't worry. Head on over to our YouTube channel and watch all six weeks of webinars on demand at any time.
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