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This week, Executive Director Leo Sarkissian takes part on a discussion of autism in girls; 2019 Gala Champion Braeden Yee featured on WCVB's Chronicle ; a way to double the impact of your generous contributions; exclusive items up for bidding; and more!
In the Media
Boston Herald : Autism symptoms in girls often overlooked

Our Executive Director, Leo Sarkissian, was quoted in a recent article in the Boston Herald regarding the prevalence of autism in girls that has long gone overlooked. Thanks to the Herald for the chance to take part int his important ongoing discussion as part of Autism Awareness Month. Read more.
2019 Gala Education Champion Braeden Yee featured on WCVB's Chronicle

On Thursday, March 28, our 2019 Leading by Example Gala Education Champion, 12-year-old piano prodigy and Operation House Call co-teacher Braeden Yee, was spotlighted on the popular WCVB series Chronicle . The wonderful segment even includes footage of Braeden performing at our March 27 Gala. Watch the segment now.
Help The Arc of Massachusetts earn an ad in the Boston Globe

Are you a Boston Globe subscriber? If so, we have a favor to ask. Help us earn a free ad in the Globe just by showing your support. Simply go to Globe.com/GRANT , enter your subscriber number, and select The Arc of Massachusetts as your favorite non-profit. It only takes a minute, and it doesn’t cost you a dime. Submission deadline is April 30.

Your support will be converted into GRANT advertising dollars. To earn free advertising space in the Boston Globe , we need a minimum of $1,000 in GRANT dollars. The more dollars raised, the larger the ad — which means more exposure for The Arc of Massachusetts and the important work we do!

2019 Gala: Leading by Example

Photos from our 2019 Gala are now available to view and download online

Whether you were an attendee of the Gala, or you just want a glimpse of all the fun that happened, head on over to arcmass.org/gala to see some wonderful photos, our amazing short film, a recap of our Champions' stories, and more.
Couldn't bid in our Online Gala Auction? It's not too late!

We have three amazing offers up for sale still - now discounted from their original price. We have an exclusive party for style trendsetters; travel accessories and a luggage delivery gift certificate; and consulting for your business's financial technology needs. All proceeds directly support The Arc.

Giving
Double the Impact of Your Gift

As a donor to The Arc of Massachusetts, you care deeply about expanding opportunities and access to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Did you know that you may be able to make your gift go even further?

Many employers offer matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company has a matching gift policy, please request a matching gift form. After you complete it, you may need to submit it to the human resources department. Other companies ask that you send the form to the recipient organization to complete.

Double the impact of your gift by asking your employer if they match contributions.
Upcoming Calendar
Spring 2019 Regional Sessions
Pressing Issues Facing Individuals with I/DD
April 17: Peabody

Please join Leo Sarkissian, Executive Director of The Arc of Massachusetts, for a conversation about pressing issues facing people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the family members and human service agencies who assist them.

Leo will discuss the Workforce Shortage Crisis and The Arc’s new initiative to find a solution; the FY 2020 state budget; and how to increase social inclusion. Learn what you can do to be an effective advocate, so you can have an impact on the lives of people with disabilities statewide.
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