Heritage Industries Honors Ethan Forman with Media Award

Thanking Business Partners Who Support Heritage Business Services And Employment Programs for People with Disabilities

Heritage Industries has recognized Salem News reporter, Ethan Forman, with its Media Award for his efforts in promoting the Arc’s mission through clear and accurate reporting. Heritage Industries is a service of the Northeast Arc, a not-for-profit organization that helps children and adults with disabilities become full participants in the community. Heritage Industries has been providing employment training and opportunities for people with disabilities since 1958.

Kim Carrigan, Ethan Forman and Jerry McCarthy

Ethan Forman (center) accepts his Media Award from Kim Carrigan and Jerry McCarthy

Forman was presented with a giclee print titled, “Head of the Regatta” by ArcWorks supported artist Matthew Broskie. The painting represents the night’s theme, which is that “when we all work together, there’s nothing we can’t do.”

“A big part of Northeast Arc’s mission is to educate the community about the needs and abilities of people with disabilities,” said Susan Ring Brown, Director of Development.  The wide variety of challenges our neighbors with disabilities face and the broad range of programs offered by the Arc to meet those needs can be overwhelming. But not for Ethan. He gets it.”

Forman approaches his work with professionalism and compassion. He has impressed the Arc with his attention to detail and grasp of the issues. Whether covering Arc volunteers travelling to Washington to advocate for their family members and friends, ArcWorks art openings, the launch of a new program such as the Arc’s Touch to Talk program for nonverbal children on the autism spectrum, or showcasing the agency’s 60th Anniversary, Forman’s reporting is thoughtful and clear.

About The Northeast Arc
Northeast Arc was created in the 1950s by parents of children with disabilities who rejected the assumption that their children should be institutionalized. Now serving over 7,000 people annually in more than 150 Massachusetts cities and towns, Northeast Arc is dedicated to helping people with disabilities become full participants in the community, choosing for themselves how to live, learn, work, socialize and play. The agency does this through a variety of programs, including Autism Services, Day Habilitation, Deaf Services, Early Intervention, Employment Services, Family Support, Personal Care Assistance, Recreation, Residential and Transition. The agency also runs the ArcWorks Community Art Center on Foster Street in Peabody. Northeast Arc is the largest Arc in the state of Massachusetts and the 4th largest Arc in the country.

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