Finding Your Path, Finding Yourself

Evolution of a Leader Carrie Noseworthy has served  HMEA’s Autism Resource Central, as a member of the Family Advisory Board for six years. Like many parents, she has the passion needed to make a difference. The desire to do that led her to taking an active role in her own community, in the region through [Read More]

Advocacy for Us , For Others Too

By Erica Ploof Erica is a longstanding member of the Family Advisory Board at HMEA’s Autism Resource Central, as well as a fierce and tireless advocate for our community . She testified on July 28th at the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Housing in support of a bill that would help families develop housing for their family [Read More]

Darkness into Light

By Mike Moloney, CEO , HMEA At one time, 7,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities lived in Massachusetts institutions. From Burton Blatt’s pictorial “Christmas in Purgatory” describing the conditions in those institutions – “There is a hell on earth, and in America there is a special inferno. Abandon All Hope, you who enter here. [Read More]

MVP (or, the Volunteer Whisperer)

Many of you probably know that the 2012 ARCCM Community Walk and Run for Autism Awareness Presented by Autism Intervention Specialists was the most successful one yet in terms of money raised. What many of you might not know is that the Walk portion of the daywas saved from disaster largely by one person. Her [Read More]