Save the Date


Please join The Arc of Massachusetts in celebrating 70 years of progress for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and autism: from institutions and segregation to inclusion and opportunities. Innumerable advocates, families, public officials, donors, human service agencies, and friends have worked tirelessly to reach this milestone.

Through their efforts, the 200,000 Massachusetts residents living with disabilities have more opportunities to lead full lives in the community than ever before. Come celebrate the progress we have made together!

The Arc will be marking this special milestone with two events.

70 Years of Progress:
Advocacy, Empowerment, and The Arc of Massachusetts
Friday, September 15, 2023 3:00pm
1360 Worcester Street | Natick, Massachusetts

This program will look back at the history of disability policy and advocacy in Massachusetts through the personal experiences of members of the disability community. A cocktail reception will follow the presentation.

70th Anniversary Gala
Thursday, November 9, 2023 6:00pm
Boston Marriott Newton
2345 Commonwealth Avenue | Newton, Massachusetts

Join us for a reception, auction, and dinner as we honor those who had a significant impact in helping individuals with IDD and their families.



As a sponsor, you will improve the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families.
The 70th Anniversary will bring together our partners and friends, while celebrating the
progress that has been made. The funds raised are critical to sustaining the advocacy and
programs of The Arc of Massachusetts.

70th Anniversary Sponsors


Share Your Story!


Tell us about how The Arc of Massachusetts has impacted you, your loved one with a disability, or your family. We will publish selected stories in our 70th Anniversary Program Book. Others will be part of the 70th Anniversary webpage.

70th Anniversary History Stories

Please share your personal story about The Arc and its impact on your family here.
Please upload photos or videos to support your story.
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