Our Work

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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70 Years

of Enhancing 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


Compiling & creating a hub of information based on age, disability & topic

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

Leo's LettersNews
May 23, 2024

Leo’s Letter: Making Sure the Next 70 Years Are as Bright for People with IDD and Autism

In this week's video message, Executive Director Leo Sarkissian highlights the many different groups of people who have been responsible for The Arc of Massachusetts' success in our 70 year…
a group of people sitting at desks in a classroomHealth PolicyNewsOperation House Call
May 23, 2024

Operation House Call: Classes Are in Session at UMass Medical School and Tufts University School of Medicine!

Operation House Call is going strong at UMass Medical School and Tufts University School of Medicine. Our instructors teach from the parents’ lived experience and our co-teachers share their journeys…
Budget & PolicyNewsOperation House CallWorkforce Initiative
May 23, 2024

State Budget: Senate FY25 Budget Debate Results Are In – Updates on Three Amendments

The Arc is grateful to the 550 health equity advocates who reached out to their Senators to support the Senate Amendment for Operation House Call filed by Senator Jason Lewis. Unfortunately,…

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