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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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May 17, 2024

RELEASE: The Arc of Massachusetts Thanks Senators Markey and Warren for Federal Workforce Funds

WALTHAM (May 17, 2024) – The Arc of Massachusetts announced today $1.635 million in federal funds has been allocated for a workforce recruitment program thanks to the efforts of Senator…
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May 16, 2024

Leo’s Letter: The Arc of Massachusetts Recognized with Trailblazer Award by Disability Law Center

Last week at its 45th anniversary celebration, the Disability Law Center (DLC) awarded The Arc of Massachusetts its Trailblazer Award. We are incredibly honored to receive this recognition of our…
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May 14, 2024

Thanks to Grant from Bailey’s Team for Autism, Operation House Call Team Sends Appreciation Gifts to Volunteer Families

Thanks to a grant from Bailey's Team for Autism, the Operation House Call team recently sent volunteer appreciation gifts to our active co-teaching and host families. Families received a thank…

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