10:30am - 11:00am
Registration and Refreshments - Great Hall

Exhibitors - Grand Staircase Hall

11:00am - 12:00pm

Program and Presentations - Great Hall


Brian Leary, Partner, McCarter and English, LLP


National Anthem

Sgt. Timothy F.X Grant, Disabled Persons Protection Commission


Opening Remarks

Julie Fitzpatrick, Chairperson, Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council


Greetings and Proclamation

Honorable Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Speaking About the Issues

TBD, Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council


Legislators of the Year Awards

The Arc of Massachusetts Award

Senator Karen Spilka. Presented by Senate President Pro Tempore Stan Rosenberg


Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council Award

Representative Garrett Bradley.  Presented by House Speaker Robert A DeLeo


Call to Action

Frank Sally, President, The Arc of Massachusetts


12:00pm - 1:00pm


Visits to Legislators 

After the program, visit your legislators to discuss legislative priorities and issues of importance to persons with disabilities.  Team leaders will be available to escort small groups requesting assistance.  Please call your legislators to encourage them to attend the event and let them know of your planned visits after the reception.  For assistance with identifying your legislators call Amanda Jordan-Smith, 781 891 6270 ext 107 or visit:

CART and ASL interpreters will be available.  If you require other accommodations, please contact us no later than February 17, 2013.

Nonprofit organizations can co-sponsor this event at no charge or bring materials. Click on the link below and be sure to complete the "Register to Co-Sponsor" section.


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Looking forward to seeing you there!