Providing services to persons with intellectual and developmental
disabilities since 1956

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GWArc's 44th Annual Harvest Breakfast
Was a Great Success!
Roz Rubin, GWArc CEO (left), presents a thank you gift of a photo collage of past Harvest Breakfast and GWArc photos to Chris Alto, Embassy Suites General Manager (center), and Chad Groenwoldt, Embassy Suites Director of Catering and Event Services.
    View our Harvest Breakfast 2014 Visual Ad Presentation (Slideshow):
    Thank you to our generous sponsors!
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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.
Click on each picture to view the video.

NEW! Click here to see our FY 2015 Accessibility Plan
NEW! Click here to see our Summary of the FY 2015 Operating Plan
NEW! Click here to see our FY 2014 Performance Analysis Summary
Click here to see our 2013 Annual Report

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GWArc will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 in observance of Thanksgiving.


Recreation PLUS

Our Recreation PLUS Winter 2014-2015 brochure is here! Check it out and sign up soon!

Click here to view our Winter 2014-2015 Recreation Schedule and Brochure.


GWArc's 58th Annual Meeting with Staff and Community Recognition Awards was held on Monday, November 10.


GWArc's Annual Meeting included many wonderful moments, including presentation of the First Annual 'Rags' LaCava Community Service Award to Alice Taylor, pictured at right. Bud LaCava (center) spoke briefly about his late father, Anthony 'Rags' LaCava, founder and operator of Wheels of Happiness, before presenting the award to Alice.


Wheels of Happiness provided recreation activities for individuals with developmental disabilities in the Waltham community for 20 years. 'Rags' passed away in September 2014.


Click here to view additional photos from the event.


Artists of GWArc 2015 Calendars on Sale

Artists of GWArc 2015 calendars on sale now for $10 while supplies last.

Do you shop at Amazon? Shop at AmazonSmile (same Amazon, same products, same prices) and designate GWArc as your charitable organization and GWArc will receive .5% of your purchase at no cost to you!

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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!

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. 

New! This video was updated to include an introduction by GWArc CEO Roslynn Rubin, Ed.D.   Click here to view.


 GWArc's Annual Appeal is Underway!

Please make a donation to GWArc. Your tax-deductible gift makes a difference in the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities served by GWArc.

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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