Agency Events

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Indoor-Camping Day!

Monday, Feb 19, 2018 @ 9am-2pm
294 Avenue A, Turners Falls

A great place to enjoy the break from school! Parents must accompany children, and siblings are welcome. Bring the whole family and enjoy arts and crafts, a short film, games, and other activities. The theme will be camping indoors. Hot dogs, camp foods, and light snacks will be provided.


Indoor-Camping Day!

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018 @ 9am-2pm
361 Main Street, Athol

A great place to enjoy the break from school! Parents must accompany children, and siblings are welcome. Bring the whole family and enjoy arts and crafts, a short film, games, and other activities. The theme will be camping indoors. Hot dogs, camp foods, and light snacks will be provided.


Coffee & Conversation

Friday, Feb 23, 2018 @ 8:30am-10:30am
294 Avenue A, Turners Falls

Join us for Coffee & Conversation on inclusion, choice, and independence with your legislators from Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, & Worcester Counties! Featuring stories of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and advocates.

RSVP to Saera Hanlon by February 2, 2017
(413) 774-5558 x 1058
saerahanlon@unitedarc.org
Please join us even if you cannot RSVP!


Creative Movement

Tuesdays, @ 6:15pm-7:30am
24 3rd Street, Turners Falls, MA

The United Arc is proud to present Creative Movement! Free and open to the public, ages 12 & up.


Creative Movement

Thursdays, @ 4:30pm-5:30pm
361 Main Street, Athol, MA

The United Arc is proud to present Creative Movement! Free and open to the public, ages 12 & up.


Caregivers' Resource Group

Every 3rd Wednesday, @ 10am-12pm & 6pm-7:30pm
361 Main Street, Athol

Come socialize with other caregivers and help support each other through all of the ins and outs of being a caregiver or parent to a person with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Join us to discuss ideas and gain valuable resources. We added a daytime meeting to accommodate those who may want an additional meeting time or who cannot make it during the evening. You may join us for one or both monthly sessions! Refreshments will be provided. No RSVP is required, but it is helpful for planning purposes. RSVP’s can be made to Karon Parker at (978)249-4052 ext.1047


Basic Rights in Special Education Workshop!

Tuesday, Feb 13 @ 5:30pm-7:30pm
294 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA

Sandy Fitzpatrick is a Workshop Trainer from The Federation for Children with Special Needs. She is an experienced and qualified parent advocate and special education consultant.
She will present a basic understanding of special education laws and procedures. Participants are encouraged to ask specific questions regarding their family member.

Refreshments will be served.


Fine Arts Club, by Friends in Common

Wednesday, @ 6pm-8pm
294 Avenue A, Turners Falls

Self-expression is incredibly important in order to be who you are and explore your talents and passions. The Fine Arts Club will cover a variety of different art expressions, such as photography, writing, painting, knitting, and music. Join us, and discover your unique gifts and abilities!


Adventure Club, by North Quabbin Friends

Thursday, @ 6pm-8pm
361 Main Street, Athol

A sense of adventure and discovery is incredibly important in order to be who you are and explore your talents and passions. The adventure Club will participate in hiking, exploring, watching films, and creating science experiments. Join us in finding out more of your unique gifts, and to try new things!


Pioneer Club -- Self Advocacy Group

Thursday, @ 6pm-8pm
294 Avenue A, Turners Falls

The Pioneer Club offers peer support, leadership development, social events and learning opportunities for adults with intellectual or other developmental disabilities.


Frontier Club -- Self Advocacy Group

Tuesday, @ 5:45pm-7:30pm
361 Main Street, Athol

The Frontier Club offers peer support, leadership development, social events and learning opportunities for adults with intellectual or other developmental disabilities.


Friends in Common -- Ages 16-26

Varied Date, @ Evenings
Franklin Locations

Friends in Common offers peer support, leadership development, social events and learning opportunities for teens and young adults with intellectual or other developmental disabilities in the Franklin area.


North Quabbin Friends -- Ages 16-26

Varied Date, @ Evenings
North Quabbin Locations

North Quabbin Friends offers peer support, leadership development, social events and learning opportunities for teens and young adults with intellectual or other developmental disabilities in the Franklin area.


Support for Grand Families

Varied Date, @ Evenings
Local Space

Support groups for grand family caregivers (caring for children of other family members). Caregivers are welcome to come on a regular basis or stop by when you can.


Valuing, respecting, including and recognizing the contributions of our citizens with disabilities.