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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 AffairsNewsWorkforce Initiative
February 25, 2024

FY25 Budget: Contact Your Representative to Ensure Governor Healey’s Workforce and DDS Investments Are Maintained!

Advocates: our first action alert for the FY25 budget is now available! Please take a moment to fill it out or customize it, then share it with your networks and…
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February 22, 2024

The Arc’s Government Affairs Team Hosts Briefing for Legislators on the Workforce Shortage Crisis, Need for Supporting Governor’s Historic Chapter 257 Funding

The Arc of Massachusetts held an excellent legislative briefing at the Massachusetts State House on Wednesday, February 21. Thanks to parent advocate Mona Roy for sharing her son’s story so…
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February 19, 2024

A Busy Time for Trainings for The Arc Team – Budget and Legislative Advocacy, Autism Advocacy, and Social Change

The Arc has been busy with community trainings in recent weeks, covering budget and legislative advocacy, autism advocacy, and social change. This past month, Maura Sullivan presented in person to…

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