Providing services to persons with intellectual and developmental
disabilities since 1956

Welcome to GWArc
Welcome to GWArc

GWArc Bids Farewell...
GWArc bids a fond farewell to Lori Bennett-LeClair after her employment at GWArc for 28 years.  During her time here, Lori has functioned in many different roles and her work has always been distinguished by an emphasis on participant success and dignity. 
We salute Lori on her long and successful career at GWArc and wish her the best of luck going forward.

GWArc Acquires 12-Passenger Van
Roz Rubin, GWArc CEO, takes the wheel of our newly acquired 12-passenger van. The van will be used to transport GWArc participants in our Community Based Day Supports (CBDS) Program on trips into the community and beyond.  The van will be located at the Blanche I. Battaglino Center at 31 Woodland Road.

GWArc and Waltham Rotary Club
Collaborate to Stock
Waltham Food Pantries
Above, left to right, GWArc participants Yolande Nowlan, Eddie Kishlansky and Charlene Craig shop for items to donate to a Waltham food pantry.
At left (left to right), Bobby McGregor, Joseline Ramirez, Patti Fitzgerald and John Shread, participants in GWArc's Group Support Employment (GSE) program, deliver food donations to Bristol Lodge Food Pantry.
At right, GWArc participant Cindy Davis and GWArc staff member Peter Cohn deliver food donations to the Salvation Army of Waltham Food Pantry.
GWArc and the Waltham Rotary Club recently began collaborating on a project to help stock Waltham food pantries.  Waltham Rotary Club members donate funds for food banks at their weekly meetings; GWArc participants use the funds to shop for food, then deliver the food.
Waltham food pantries receiving the donations include Bristol Lodge Food Pantry, Sacred Heart Church Food Pantry, Salvation Army of Waltham Food Pantry and Waltham Community Day Center.
This project benefits all involved:
  • Waltham Rotary Club members who donate funds and know that food will be delivered to local food pantries
  • GWArc participants who develop life skills by shopping at local markets and delivering food donations, and also have an important opportunity to help others in the community
  • Waltham food pantries, whose shelves will be stocked with more items for Waltham citizens in need  

GWArc's Short Film "Our Question" was filmed in Summer 2013 with the help of WCAC-TV.
The film premiered at GWArc's 57th Annual Meeting in November 2013.  Click below to view "Our Question".

New! GWArc's Video Archives - Click here to view.
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NEW! Click here to see our FY 2015 Accessibility Plan
NEW! Click here to see our Summary of the FY 2015 Operating Plan
Click here to see our FY 2013 Performance Analysis Summary
Click here to see our 2013 Annual Report

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The Waltham Tourism Council and Waltham Cable Access present a new video, "We Are HAPPY from Waltham, MA"! 

See if you can spot GWArc program participants, CEO Roz Rubin and Director of Marketing & Development Joanne Raymond among the many Waltham residents and business employees dancing and celebrating Waltham!

Congratulations to GWArc CEO Roz Rubin who was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Club of Waltham!

This award was given "in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world". 


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The Arc of Massachusetts Video

GWArc and The Arc of Massachusetts are proud of all that we do to make a difference in the lives of individuals we serve.  We encourage you to watch this newly released educational video from The Arc of Massachusetts to learn more.  Click here to view.

We're Looking for Group Supported Employment Sites!

GWArc is looking for additional Group Supported Employment (GSE) sites.  We currently have successful GSE sites at Brandeis and Bentley Universities (Cafeteria Dishrooms, Buildings & Grounds) and are looking for additional sites to employ GWArc participants.  Groups are supervised by a GWArc staff member.

For more information, please contact:

Axel Osio

GWArc Job Developer/Coach

781-899-2206 x224,   

GWArc also places individuals in community jobs and provides ongoing job support.  To learn more, please contact us or read our "Hire a GWArc Participant" Brochure.

 Recreation PLUS

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Our Recreation PLUS Summer 2014 brochure is here!  Check it out and sign up soon! 

Click here to view our Summer 2014 and Spring 2014 Recreation Schedules and Brochures.

Interested in Inclusive Summer Day Camp?

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 GWArc's Annual Appeal is Underway!

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Please write a check to payable to GWArc and mail to GWArc, 56 Chestnut Street, Waltham MA 02453 or click here to make a secure donation online.

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