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Who We Are


As one of 700 chapters of The Arc in the United States, our members and activists work together to ensure people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have the resources to meet their needs and live self-determined lives.

Member Benefits:

  • Participation in the affairs of local, state and national chapters of The Arc.
  • Representation in local, state and national policy forums.
  • Reduced costs at conventions, conferences and special training programs.
  • Our national newsletter, The Arc Today, which gives you up-to-date information on trends in the intellectual or developmentally disabled population.
  • Opportunities to share your time and talent through volunteering.

How Your Membership Supports The Arc:

  • Develops, promotes and maintains the quality of our programs and services.
  • Increases public awareness of the needs, rights and abilities of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Educates the public regarding intellectual and developmental disability rights, trends and services.

Members consist of parents, relatives, friends and community supports of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Our Impact

  • People Helped


  • Professional Staff


  • Types of Services Provided


  • Cities and towns served in MA and RI


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