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


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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

Government AffairsNews
July 8, 2024

Act Now: Autism Police Training and the Blue Envelope Program Are Needed to Bring about True Community Policing for People with Autism!

Please Demand Ways & Means Committee Members Act so H2351/S1568 and S2542 Will Be Passed into Law! Advocates: we have two very important autism policing bills in a position to…
Government AffairsLeo's LettersNews
July 3, 2024

Leo’s Letter: Celebrating Independence for Individuals with Disabilities through the ADA and Olmstead

In this week's video message, as we prepare to celebrate Independence Day, Executive Director Leo Sarkissian takes the opportunity to highlight two important advancements for people with disabilities: the 25th…
Budget & PolicyGovernment AffairsNewsWorkforce Initiative
July 3, 2024

As the 193rd Legislative Session Winds Down, Here Are The Arc’s Updated Legislative Priorities

As we enter the last month of the 193rd legislative session, The Arc of Massachusetts is celebrating our victories on our workforce priorities through the budget! We know that our…

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