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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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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


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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

COVID-19Government AffairsLeo's LettersNews
January 27, 2023

Leo’s Letter: MassHealth Redetermination: What You Need to Know

In this urgent update from Executive Director Leo Sarkissian, learn about the current status of redetermination for MassHealth eligibility as determined by the end of the public health emergency.
COVID19NewsSupporting Families
January 26, 2023

COVID-19: Important Update on MassHealth

When the COVID pandemic began in March 2020, the federal government declared a Public Health Emergency (PHE), which included "continuous Medicaid enrollment", i.e., everyone who already had Medicaid was required…
Government AffairsNewsWorkforce Initiative
January 25, 2023

Act Now: Three New Workforce Priority Bills In Need of Cosponsors – Contact Your Legislators Today

Dear Advocates, Welcome to the 193rd Legislative Session! We need your active participation in advocacy right away! The Arc has prioritized three NEW bills related to the workforce shortage crisis, each…

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