In The News and Updates






Updates From The Arc:

The Arc of Massachusetts Featured on 4 Your Community

February 22, 2017,

On Saturday, February 18, 2017 our Executive Director, Leo Sarkissian returned to WBZ’s 4 Your Community to give an update on what is happening at The Arc of Massachusetts.

Making Dental Care Available in Massachusetts

February 20, 2017,

On February 15, Laura Krantz’s story in The Boston Globe reported the “high-stakes battle over better access and higher quality oral care for the poor.” In that article, our own Maura Sullivan talked about driving three towns away to find a dentist who would work with her children. In fact, the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) provides funding to Tufts Dental Clinic to ensure that dentists are available. Thousands of …

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In The News

February 16, 2017, Massachusetts State House

At the end of January, Governor Charlie Baker released the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Proposal. The proposed budget boosts funding for Turning 22. Check out the articles below to see how the changes affect individuals with disabilities and their families.   Baker boosts funding for young disabled adults Feb. 5, 2017   Our view: Gov. Baker gives big boost to those helping disabled Feb. 13, 2017   Self-advocates and people …

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Lighting The Town Orange!

December 22, 2016,

On Friday, December 16, The Arc of Massachusetts lit up the Prudential Tower in our signature orange as part of The Shops at Prudential Center 31 Nights of Light celebration. The Prudential Center selects a nonprofit partner for each night in December and lights the Prudential Tower in the organization’s color. The annual event has been taking place since 2009 and helps to raise awareness of important causes. The Arc …

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Join us as the Prudential Tower is lit up The Arc’s signature orange!

December 6, 2016,

The Arc of Massachusetts has been chosen to be a lighting partner for The Shops at Prudential Center’s 31 Nights of Light. Each December the Prudential Tower is lit up nightly to raise awareness of important causes, and this year on December 16 the Pru will be lit up in orange for The Arc. Join us for festive songs by the Minute Man Chorus, the ceremonial flipping of the light …

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ALEC Program Featured on NECN

November 1, 2016,

Please see The Arc in action in Massachusetts!  This time helping first responders learn to work with persons with autism and other developmental disabilities.  The Arc of South Norfolk’s ALEC (Autism & Law Enforcement Education Coalition) program was featured on NECN on Halloween night.  Watch the clip below to learn more about the program and how it is providing important training for first responders.    

The ALEC Program Featured on NECN

September 14, 2016,

On Monday, The Arc of South Norfolk’s ALEC (Autism & Law Enforcement Education Coalition)First Responder Training program was featured on NECN. ALEC provides training to First Response agencies throughout the state and nationally on how to appropriately handle situations regarding individuals with  autism and other developmental disabilities.  For more information on the program visit:

Demolition of Old Building Featured on WBZ

July 25, 2016,

Video Courtesy of WBZ- TV CBS Boston Learn more about our Capital Campaign:    

Operation House Call Featured In Yale School of Nursing Newsletter

June 10, 2016,

Operation House Call: Inspiring and Innovative Way of Instruction Now Offered at YSN   Last week, YSN launched an exciting new partnership with Operation House Call (OHC), a unique program that for the past two decades has taught disability awareness to medical, nutrition, and nursing students throughout Boston, and is now being taught to all of YSN’s Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing (GEPN) students. During OHC, a parent of a …

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Brian Skotko, M.D. of Operation House Call Featured in Men’s Health Magazine

May 24, 2016,

Brian Skotko, M.D., an instructor for our Operation House Call program is featured among 20 Guys Who Prove Good People Still Exist in Men’s Health Magazine! Check out the article below: BRIAN SKOTKO, M.D. Brian Skotko, M.D., is the co-director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Down Syndrome Program. While he interacts with Down Syndrome patients every day—and has a sister, Kristin, with the condition—most medical students graduate with no such …

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