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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

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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

Portrait,Of,Black,Teenage,Boy,Pushing,Littlle,Brother,In,WheelchairLeo's LettersNews
December 7, 2023

Leo’s Letter: “Same-Same but Different” – A Spotlight on Siblings as Caregivers and Advocates

In this week's video message, Executive Director Leo Sarkissian offers a spotlight on the role that siblings play in the lives of individuals with disabilities, serving as caregivers, advocates, supporters,…
Health PolicyNews
December 3, 2023

The Arc Takes Part in Statewide Summit through Boston Children’s Hospital on Healthcare Transitions for People with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Maura Sullivan, The Arc's Senior Director of Government Affairs and Health Policy, recently participated in a statewide summit and panel discussion with two exceptional leaders of our legislature, State Senator…
Government AffairsNews
December 3, 2023

The Arc Reaches a New Generation of Advocates through Suffolk University

This past week, Maura Sullivan, The Arc’s Senior Director of Government Affairs and Health Policy, was a guest lecturer at Suffolk University. Each semester, Maura teaches a class to Suffolk…

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