The Caring Force is a new initiative capturing the commitment, energy and compassion of individuals sharing a vision for a human services sector and engaged towards its realization. Visit The Caring Force - FAQ page.
In the coming year, major changes will take place for nearly 114,000 people with disabilities. Our constituents will be included in this change. As we have previously reported, most individuals between the ages of 21-64 years who have both Medicare and Medicaid will have their health and community services managed in the near future through private entities.
MassHealth will contract with integrated care organizations (ICO) which will manage access, authorizations of providers, rates and other areas. Individuals will have a choice of ICO for the most part or they can choose to refuse or “opt out” of the program. It’s essential to either choose an ICO based on what makes sense for you or to “opt out.” If you don’t choose and you don’t refuse, you will be automatically assigned to an ICO.
Mission Statement - The Northeast Arc helps people with disabilities become full participants in the community; choosing for themselves how to live, learn, work, socialize and play.
With your help, our neighbors with disabilities are supported in living full and happy lives.
A vital non-profit organization since 1954
Provides services to individuals and families who otherwise would not be supported
Provides services including occupational, medical and housing programs
Provides support and guidance for families
Over 90 cents of every dollar goes directly to services for the families and individuals we serve
See how Northeast Arc is using iPads to help children on the autism spectrum communicate in a way they’ve never been able to before.
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The Northeast Arc has been recognized by the state Department of Developmental Disabilities for our excellence in providing safe, supportive and educational supports to people with disabilities.