Leading by Example – Anne Fracht

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Katerina Daley
The Arc of Massachusetts
February 20, 2019

Anne Fracht has spent her professional life advocating for increasing the rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism. She describes herself as a very passionate person who is dedicated to the cause of teaching people how to advocate for themselves. She likes to see positive change made in the world for individuals with disabilities, so that they can be more in charge and make decisions that will help them live a full life in the community.

Currently, Anne is the Self-Advocacy Coordinator for Advocates, Inc., a job that allows her to put her greatest passion into practice every day. Through her work at Advocates, Anne has built a community for herself that is full of self-advocates – a community of individuals in need of support, who are also willing to go above and beyond to provide the necessary supports that others may need.

In addition to her role at Advocates, Anne plays a major role on the boards and committees of several leading advocacy organizations. She is the Chairperson of Mass Advocates Standing Strong (MASS), a statewide organization committed to self-advocacy. She is a member of the board of Disability Advocates Advancing our Healthcare Rights (DAAHR), a coalition dedicated to ensuring improvements in health care options for individuals with disabilities.