Our Work

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.


Individuals & Families Supported

65+ Years

of Enhancing the Lives of People with Disabilities


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What We Do

Policy & Advocacy

Encouraging the advancement of the lives of people with disabilities and their families

Programs & Services

Promoting systemic change to enable access and equity across all aspects of society


Compiling & creating a hub of information based on age, disability & topic

Building Community

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

Budget & PolicyCOVID19DevelopmentGovernment AffairsNewsOperation House CallPathways to FriendshipWorkforce Initiative
August 5, 2022

The 2022 Impact Report Is Now Available

The Arc of Massachusetts 2022 Impact Report is now available to read online. This edition includes a comprehensive rundown of our accomplishments in the last Fiscal Year, as well as…
Budget & PolicyGovernment AffairsNews
July 28, 2022

FY23 Budget: Governor Baker Signs FY23 Budget, No Vetoes Of DDS Priorities

Governor Charlie Baker signed the FY23 budget this morning and we have all good news to share! The Governor did not veto any of our DDS budget priorities or our policy…
Budget & PolicyCOVID19Government AffairsLeo's LettersNews
July 28, 2022

Leo’s Letter: Connecting the Dots: From the ADA to 2022

"ADA is a promise to be kept." Renowned advocate Justin Dart said that and more in 1992. The Olmstead decision further solidified the reach of the Americans with Disabilities Act.…

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