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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

February 7, 2023

Recapping the 2023 Andrew James Lawson Foundation Invitational

We are pleased to share these videos from the Andrew James Lawson Foundation Invitational which was held at TD Garden on January 27, 2023. Two unified basketball events were held…
Government AffairsNewsOperation House Call
February 6, 2023

Act Now: Four New Community Training Priority Bills In Need of Cosponsors – Contact Your Legislators Today

Dear Advocates, Thank you for the great response to our workforce legislation Action Alert! We had over 500 letters sent to lawmakers. A significant number of Representatives and Senators have…
COVID-19Government AffairsLeo's LettersNews
January 27, 2023

Leo’s Letter: MassHealth Redetermination: What You Need to Know

In this urgent update from Executive Director Leo Sarkissian, learn about the current status of redetermination for MassHealth eligibility as determined by the end of the public health emergency.

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