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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


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

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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

Government AffairsLeo's LettersNews
August 11, 2022

Leo’s Letter: Day Habilitation Regulations Surprise!

As this issue of Notes arrives,  you will learn of more changes in Day Habilitation (Day Hab) services. One change for which we contacted MassHealth immediately is the definition of developmental…
NewsOperation House Call
August 10, 2022

Operation House Call: 200 Tufts Medical Students Receive Training On Neurodevelopmental Disabilities And Healthcare

200 medical students from Tufts School of Medicine are currently studying about the brain this block. Through Operation House Call, Maura Sullivan, The Arc's Director of Health Policy, is providing…
August 10, 2022

Advocate: The Summer 2022 Issue Is Now Online

The Summer 2022 issue of our quarterly print newsletter Advocate is now available online. This issue features a recap of activities related to the FY23 State Budget process, news regarding priority bills…

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