October 31, 2019 | Issue #16
A Halloween treat so sweet it can't be beat
Halloween is a day filled with costumes and candy, tricks and treats. But for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and autism, Halloween can often be an overwhelming experience.
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
LISTEN: Leo featured on The Boston Podcast
Executive Director Leo Sarkissian was recently featured on David Yas’ The Boston Podcast for an in depth discussion of all the work that The Arc of Massachusetts is doing for individuals with I/DD and autism.
WATCH: Nicky's Law featured on Now This News
The Arc of Massachusetts priority legislation Nicky’s Law was recently featured in interviews with online news source Now This News. Nicky’s mother, Cheryl Ryan Chan, and fellow advocate Richard Buckley were interviewed regarding the pressing need for this legislation.
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Operation House Call
Tips for improving office visits for patients with autism and I/DD
In the first entry of a new series, our Operation House Call team shares some of the tips we've leaned over the years regarding improving the experience of doctor's office visits for patients with autism and I/DD.

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