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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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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

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September 28, 2023

Leo’s Letter: Two Steps Forward and How Many Steps Back?

In 2018, when we published our workforce report outlining a four-step strategy to solve the crisis we faced, we had no idea that 2020 would bring us a pandemic -…
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September 28, 2023

Celebrating 70 Years of Progress: Meet Our Second Group of Gala Honorees

The Arc of Massachusetts invites you to the 70th Anniversary Gala: Celebrating 70 Years of Progress Thursday, November 9, 2023 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Cocktail reception | Dinner |…
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September 28, 2023

WBZ NewsRadio 1030: Jonathan Gardner’s Story

Jonathan Gardner, 20, is autistic and has PTSD. He has also battled a form of bone cancer. Jonathan was mostly nonverbal until he was nine years old. Years later, he…

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