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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65+ Years

of Enhancing the Lives of People with Disabilities


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What We Do

Policy & Advocacy

Encouraging the advancement of the lives of people with disabilities and their families

Programs & Services

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
June 8, 2023

Leo’s Letter: Celebrating Collaboration

In this week's video message, Executive Director Leo Sarkissian highlights some of the anniversaries coming up for organizations we work with, in addition to our own. He then discusses the…
Government AffairsIn the MediaNews
June 8, 2023

The Arc of Massachusetts Featured in WBZ I-Team Investigation of Lack of Services for Young Adults after Turning 22

On Wednesday, June 7, The Arc of Massachusetts was featured in a news story by WBZ's I-Team journalist Cheryl Fiandaca. The piece discusses the current lack of service options for…
Budget & PolicyCOVID-19Government AffairsNewsWorkforce Initiative
June 5, 2023

Act Now: The FY24 Budget Is In Conference Committee – Make Your Voices Heard for The Arc’s Priorities Today!

Dear Advocates, We are at the final stage of the FY24 State Budget negotiations with the legislature.  The Arc is grateful for Governor Healey’s House 1 Budget, as well as…

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