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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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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

Budget & PolicyGovernment AffairsNewsWorkforce Initiative
May 16, 2022

Your Urgent Advocacy Is Needed! Contact Your Senator To Support These Crucial Budget Amendments

It’s time to rally! We need your help to ask your Senator to cosponsor and support the chapter 257 workforce amendment and other important amendments filed by our Senate Champions.…
Budget & PolicyCOVID19Government AffairsLeo's LettersNews
May 12, 2022

Leo’s Letter: The Facts Are Known, Man!

The actor Sir Alec Guinness played the lead role of George Smiley in the 1979 miniseries Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, which was remade as a popular film in 2011.  In…
Government AffairsNewsOperation House Call
May 12, 2022

WCVB Airs Story On Tragic Death Of Adult With Autism, Focuses On The Arc’s Legislative Priority Hospital Training

On Friday, May 6, WCVB Channel 5 News aired a story entitled "Mother anguished over son's death after unexplained discharge from ER." In telling the story of Daniel Donovan's tragic…

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