September 19, 2019 | Issue #10
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 .
Government Affairs
Nicky’s Law passes favorably out of Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities
We are happy to report that Nicky’s Law has passed favorably from the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities early Monday. Learn more at the link below, including the next steps we need you to take.
The Arc celebrates Gann Academy students who located identities of individuals buried in MetFern
High school is a time of friends, drama, and academia – sometimes resembling those seen in TV shows. But it’s not often the case that you spend those years uncovering the history of nameless graves in your local town.
Health care priorities scheduled for hearing
The Arc’s health care priority legislation, including Operation House Call, is being heard in front of the Joint Committee on Public Health on Tuesday, September 24 at 1:00PM in Meeting Room A2 at the Massachusetts State House.
Programs of The Arc
Advocacy Alliance: Let's Talk Transition at Brockton Area Arc
Facilitated by Kathleen Amaral, the Advocacy Alliance is in the midst of a six-week transition support group hosted by our affiliate, the Brockton Area Arc.
Chapters of The Arc
The Arc of Greater Plymouth to expand services to Upper Cape Cod
The Arc of Greater Plymouth is pleased to announce that it has expanded its role as an affiliate of The Arc to include Upper Cape Cod through Hyannis, by agreement with The Arc of Massachusetts.
2019 Transition Conference
Thank you to our first group of sponsors!
September 25 | 12PM

Discover how to combat caregiver stress by learning about the available resources and support for caregivers as well as in-home support services for older adults.
October 8 | 12PM

Participants will learn about philosophies on inclusion, tips for accessing community recreation, understanding different program models, overcoming barriers, and exploring benefits.
Sponsor Spotlight
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