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70 Years of Progress:
Advocacy, Empowerment, and The Arc of Massachusetts

Thursday, May 23, 2024 2:30pm
1360 Worcester Street | Natick, Massachusetts

Please join The Arc of Massachusetts in celebrating 70 years of progress for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and autism: from institutions and segregation to inclusion and opportunities. Innumerable advocates, families, public officials, donors, human service agencies, and friends have worked tirelessly to reach this milestone. Through their efforts, the 200,000 Massachusetts residents living with disabilities have more opportunities to lead full lives in the community than ever before.

Featuring a panel presentation, 70 Years of Progress will explore the then and now of disability policy and advocacy in Massachusetts through the personal experiences of members of the disability community. A cocktail reception will follow the program.



As a sponsor, you will improve the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families. The 70th Anniversary will bring together our partners and friends, while celebrating the progress that has been made. The funds raised are critical to sustaining the advocacy and programs of The Arc of Massachusetts.

Corporations and Agencies

Please contact Katrin Aback, Director of Development, at to learn more about our constituency and the benefits of sponsoring this event or to develop a sponsorship package that meets your organization’s needs.

70th Anniversary Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Scott and Julie Borchardt
Vibeke and Gustav Christensen

Gold Sponsor

John and Tracy Atkinson

Silver Sponsor

Janet and Art Rico

Bronze Sponsor

Rick Daswani

Advocate Sponsor

Robert and Karen Bagdasarian
Jayme and Robert Betts

Supporter Sponsor

Berkshire County Arc

Charles River Center


The Arc of Greater Haverhill-Newburyport

The Arc of Plymouth and Upper Cape Cod


Susanna Peyton and John Campbell

Road to Responsibility, Inc.

Sevita Health

Friend Sponsor

Disability Law Center

Economised Time Services

The New England Council


Leo and Mary Beth Sarkissian

Incompass Human Services

Northeast Arc

Opportunities for Inclusion

Katrin Aback

A.W. Perry, Inc.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Katrin Aback for more information:

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Official Media Partner

70th Anniversary Celebration Raises Nearly $290,000 to Support Advocacy for People with IDD and Autism

On November 9, 2023, The Arc of Massachusetts celebrated seven decades of advocacy for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and autism with their 70th Anniversary Celebration at the Boston Marriott Newton. The event was a true success, with over 300 supporters in attendance and nearly $290,000 raised to support The Arc’s crucial work. Read the full press release.