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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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Promoting systemic change to enable access and equity across all aspects of society


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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 AffairsNewsWorkforce Initiative
September 25, 2023

Advocates: Ask Your Legislators to Act on the Workforce Crisis Now!

The Arc is grateful for the advocacy from our community regarding our top priority bills to raise the rates of pay for the DDS and MassHealth workforce (H171/S83) and to…
Government AffairsLeo's LettersNewsWorkforce Initiative
September 22, 2023

Leo’s Letter: How Four of The Arc’s Priority Bills Directly Affect Families

In this week's video message, Executive Director Leo Sarkissian provides an overview of how some of The Arc's priority bills directly affect the families we serve. The bills he discusses…
Government AffairsHealth PolicyNewsOperation House Call
September 21, 2023

Operation House Call Team Leads Week of Presentations – BU, Harvard, and Washington, DC

It’s been a busy week for the Operation House Call team. On Monday, Una Basak and Stephanie Lowell led a class at Boston University School of Medicine with coteaching from…

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