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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

Government AffairsLeo's LettersNews
August 17, 2022

Leo’s Letter: Advancing Our Goals in Washington D.C.

The Arc, with our allies, has advocated for “a historic investment in home and community-based services.” We’ve explained in the past that federal funding plays a major role in securing…
Health PolicyNews
August 16, 2022

Health Update: Preventing Monkeypox in the Disability Community

The incidence of monkeypox has risen and we want to share some information with our community. There is a Department of Public Health website located here  This site includes several…
NewsSupporting Families
August 16, 2022

Change In Funding Coming for MassHealth Day Participants Who Receive 1:1 Assistance from the Department of Developmental Services

Some MassHealth Day habilitation program participants receive supplemental services from the Department of Developmental Services (DDS). This supplement is given to provide one-to-one assistance from a staff member and it…

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