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By Amy Katon
Zach has been with The Arc of Opportunity for a little over a year and a half. During that time, I have had the good fortune to work closely with him. Due to some key staff leaving - and the workforce crisis - our Day Hab team has gotten noticeably smaller. Except for the invaluable support of our DD, Zach and I have...
By Josh Preville
We all love money, and when it comes to group employment, none of the participants are volunteers! Individuals depend on our support to earn a paycheck, and when they do, they often celebrate by showing off their pay stubs in my office. It is during those moments that I am reminded why I am so thankful that Alesia...
By Jane Ryder
June 14, 2021 Dear DDS Community: Since many of the pandemic restrictions were lifted in Massachusetts, I know many have been wondering what that means for DDS programs and your loved ones. This week, we are releasing updated guidance for visitation, group homes, day programs, and transportation. While greater...
By Emmanuel Kudjoe
James is a relief staff who is self-motivated and is passionate about doing what is right by the client. He’s always willing to jump in to provide support to the individuals as well as with staffing. James goes beyond and above his work expectations and takes ownership whenever he needs to; going for appointments,...
By Madeline Merchant
Roxanna is a Senior Case Manager for IIHS and is an integral part of our foundation. She embodies the fundamentals on a day-to-day basis. Recently, IIHS has seen some staff turnover. Without hesitation, Roxanna led by example. She went the extra mile to provide supports to individuals who didn’t have an assigned case...
By Tonya Lanpher
The Arc’s Recreation program is BACK starting June 2021! Please join us for our first event, the annual Fishing Derby & Cookout! This event is FREE again this year due to the generosity of the Ayer Sportsmen’s Club. Please note that transportation through The Arc will not be available this year. Pre-registration...
By The Arc of Massachusetts
Attention Nicky’s Law/Dana’s Law advocates! Please take a few minutes to use our action alert to send a letter to your Representative to ask them to support Representative Garballey’s amendment #397. This amendment to the FY’22 budget will effectively pass H218/S117, “Measures to Enhance the Respect and Protection of...
By Diana Duffy
I would like to nominate Amanda Ludwig for her assistance with the Foster Street program. Amanda has taken the 5th Fundamental Make quality personal, personal to her. Amanda has gone out of her way to assist at Foster Street, and while she has been there working shifts, she has always left the program a bit better...
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