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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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The Latest News

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

Budget & PolicyGovernment AffairsNewsOperation House Call
April 12, 2024

Advocates for Health Equity: Please Take Action Today for the Operation House Call Budget Amendment!

The Arc has made significant progress toward inclusive healthcare for people with autism and IDD through our nationally recognized program Operation House Call. Please take a minute to ask your…
Government AffairsLeo's LettersNewsWorkforce Initiative
April 11, 2024

Leo’s Letter: The Arc In Action at the Disability Policy Seminar and on Capitol Hill

This week in Washington, D.C., The Arc of Massachusetts continued our collaboration with 63 participants across several Massachusetts disability partners. Below, you can see team members in photos with Senator…
Budget & PolicyNewsWorkforce Initiative
April 10, 2024

State Budget: House Ways and Means Committee Releases FY25 Budget Draft – Initial Report (Updated: April 11, 2024)

On Wednesday, April 10, the House Ways and Means Committee released their FY25 budget draft. This report from The Arc, first posted on April 10, was updated on April 11. Thank…

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