Recent News

The Arc Featured On WMEX

A few weeks ago, Leo Sarkissian, our Executive Director, spoke with Joe Shortsleeve and Diana McNamara on their WMEX show, Shortsleeve and Mac. They discussed the history of The Arc and what we’re up to now.  Listen to the full interview below.

The Arc Is On The Move!

eva movingThe Arc of Massachusetts is getting ready to move to temporary quarters so construction on the new building can begin this spring. Our current location at 217 South Street, Waltham has been home for The Arc for more than twenty years. Our new building will be located at the same address once our existing building has been demolished. A temporary, nearby location will allow us to continue our same services during the construction phase. We’ve already started the long process of packing and sorting which will take the next few weeks to complete. Any mail should be sent to P.O. Box 541603, Waltham, MA 02454

The Arc Announces Friendship Toolkit

Andrew At WorkWe are pleased to share our toolkit -“Friends at Work”with you. In collaboration with the Department of Developmental Services, Widening the Circle project has developed this how to kit! Although intended for employment providers, it can be used by families and friends. Thank you to Rick Hawes of Berkshire Arc who worked with Jim Ross and Mary Ann Brennen and the project advisory committee to develop the toolkit. We also received input from Margaret Van Gelder of DDS and Cindy Thomas of ICI. We appreciate their generous sharing of information and resources. Click here to view the Toolkit. Continue reading

The Arc Staff Has Reached 100%

voteWe are launching our “Make Your Voice Heard” campaign to encourage everyone: individuals with disabilities, staff who work in the field, families and other volunteers to share their voice and exercise their vote. Voting ensures candidates and the public know just how committed we are in advocating for all concerns that affect those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. On The Arc website, we have made it easy to know how and where to register to vote not only in the upcoming presidential elections, but also those state legislative campaigns taking place this fall. Voting begins with each of us and we are proud that all staff here have registered to vote. We encourage you to visit the web page for all details about voting and review the list of upcoming election dates. How can we complain if we fail to register and we fail to vote in this year’s elections?