The Arc Massachusetts Advocates for Higher Staff Ratios for Community-Based Day Support Services

Maura Sullivan, Director of Governmental Affairs for The Arc Massachusetts, recently testified at a hearing before the Executive Office of Health and Human Services on a proposed 2.72% increase in Community-Based Day Support Services rates. While The Arc Massachusetts is … Continue reading

The Arc California Seeks to Include People with I/DD in State’s Housing Initiatives

Governor Jerry Brown, Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon, and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced their support for an affordable housing initiative funded by a bond and a fee on real estate transactions. The Arc California supports this initiative … Continue reading

The Arc Massachusetts Director of Government Affairs Testifies in Favor of Bill Providing Student Loan Forgiveness for Human Services Workers

Maura Sullivan, Director of Government Affairs for The Arc Massachusetts, testified in favor of H.116/S.42 at a hearing before the General Court’s Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. The bill provides student loan forgiveness to graduates who … Continue reading

The Arc Massachusetts Director of Government Affairs Testifies in Favor of Nicky’s Law

Maura Sullivan, Director of Government Affairs for The Arc Massachusetts, testified in favor of Nicky’s Law (S.64/H.80) at a hearing of the General Court’s Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. The bill creates a registry of individuals … Continue reading

The Arc Maryland featured in Baltimore Sun Editorial

The Baltimore Sun published an editorial discussing the sale of the Rosewood Center, a former state institution, to Stevenson University for $1 along with an agreement to pay $16 million to help cover the costs of cleaning up environmental contamination. … Continue reading

The Arc New Jersey Secures Passage of Bill Protecting Individuals with I/DD from Abuse and Neglect

The Arc New Jersey supported and Governor Chris Christie signed A3386/S2711. The bill provides for more sharing of information regarding abuse and neglect between the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Department of Children and Families (DCF). Additionally, it … Continue reading

The Arc New Jersey’s Self-Advocates Celebrates ADA Anniversary and More

The New Jersey Self-Advocacy Project (NJSAP), a self-advocacy group affiliated with The Arc New Jersey, recently held events to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and National Disability Voter Registration week. To … Continue reading