October 10, 2019 | Issue #13
Announcing the 65th Anniversary Celebration
Please join The Arc of Massachusetts in celebrating 65 years of making a difference for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) including autism and their families. Our 65th Anniversary Celebration will be held on March 26, 2020 at the Boston Marriott Newton.
Transition Conference registration is open!
This full day conference, welcoming families of loved ones ages 12-26 and professionals, will be held on  Saturday, November 16  at the Hogan Campus Center at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. Registration is  $75 per person .
In the Media
Operation House Call legislation featured on WBZ
On Tuesday, October 8, The Arc’s program and priority legislation Operation House Call were featured in a story on WBZ. Thanks to WBZ’s Chris McKinnon for his coverage of this important topic!
Government Affairs
Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2019
Each October, The Arc joins the national disability community and public and private sector employers in celebrating NDEAM. The campaign sheds light on critical issues in disability employment and promotes best practices in hiring employees with disabilities and creating inclusive workplaces.
Operation House Call
Operation House Call is seeking new volunteer families
Operation House Call continues to grow and grow. As a result, we are currently looking to recruit more volunteer families who are willing to host home visits with medical professionals. We are also currently offering a $50 stipend to current OHC families who make a referral.
2019 Transition Conference
Interested in exhibiting at the Transition Conference?

We have a few openings for half tables and full tables for exhibitors at the 2019 Transition Conference, open to both for profit and non profit vendors. If you are interested, please complete the application by October 18 and you will be notified by October 25.
Looking for a hotel room for the Transition Conference?

Thinking of spending the night? A block of rooms has been reserved for us at a special rate at the Hampton Inn in Worcester for Friday, November 15.  Make your reservation today! This offer expires October 25.
Thank you to our generous sponsors!
Gold Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors
Chapter Sponsors
Upcoming Calendar
Join Advocates for Autism of Massachusett
in celebrating 15 years of Advocacy!
Thursday, October 24 | 6:00 - 9:00PM
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Route 9, Natick

Tickets are $150 per person and are available online at www.AFAMaction.org or by phone at 781-891-6270, ext. 102.
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.