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Enhancing the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism, and their families.

Through advocacy, programs that promote inclusion, and engaging the community, The Arc creates tangible changes in the community and in the lives of people with disabilities.


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Policy & Advocacy

Encouraging the advancement of the lives of people with disabilities and their families

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Promoting systemic change to enable access and equity across all aspects of society


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Building Community

Supporting families and individuals on their unique path

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The Latest News

Here’s where you can find what we’re doing, why we’re doing it, and who it is impacting

Budget & PolicyCOVID-19Government AffairsNewsWorkforce Initiative
March 24, 2023

Act Now: Take Action For The Arc’s FY24 State Budget Ask

It is time to take action with your lawmakers!  Please use our action alert to contact your Representative and Senator and ask them to support The Arc’s FY24 State Budget…
the massachusetts alliance for century disability logoGovernment AffairsLeo's LettersNewsSelf Determination
March 23, 2023

Leo’s Letter: Self-Determination in Massachusetts – Making It Happen!

We’re glad to report that the alliance to advance Self-Direction Options in Massachusetts is growing. This week, over 175 individuals registered for our self-direction advocacy session. Our next session will…
Budget & PolicyGovernment AffairsLeo's LettersNews
March 19, 2023

Leo’s Letter: Explaining the Home and Community-Based Services Access Act

In this week's video message, Executive Director Leo Sarkissian provides an overview of the importance of the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Act, including the recent feature on the act in HuffPost that…

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