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About The United Arc

Mission Statement

The United Arc supports people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities in achieving the universal goals of inclusion, choice, and independence.

Vision Statement

All people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities achieve the fullest expression of their lives.

State and National Affiliation

The United Arc is an affiliated chapter of The Arc of Massachusetts and The Arc of the United States. The state and national organizations maintain ongoing communication with the Arc membership about legislative and budget concerns that impact individuals with disabilities and their families.

The United Arc Public Documents



The United Arc Annual Reports

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There is a plan and a purpose, a value to every life, no matter what its location, age, gender or disability.
-- Sharron Angle

Activities (click for details)

  • Futures & Financial Planning for Your Loved OneSee Event Details

    Wednesday, October 23rd
    6:00 - 8:00 PM
    294 Avenue A, Turners Falls

    Planning for Positive Futures ~ Attaining Life Visions ~ & Individual Consults For your loved one's future!

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  • Inclusion Theatre ProgramSee Event Details

    All are welcome!
    Share your talents!
    In partnership with The United Arc

    The Inclusion Theatre program provides a safe, empowering, and fun space for individuals interested in performing arts to share their talents and their stories

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  • Family Fun NightsSee Event Details

    Every 4th Friday 5:30 - 8:00pm
    The United Arc
    361 Main Street, Athol, MA

    Join us for a free night of family, friends, fun and food.

    Acitivities may include Movies, Games and Crafts

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  • Creative Adventures ClubSee Details

    October 2019
    The United Arc
    361 Main Street Athol, MA

    Thursday, October 17th.

    Expressive Movements

    Join us for an evening of dancing, yoga, and fun!

    Call Julia @ (413) 768-1501 or Ben @ (413) 834-8288 with any questions.

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  • NQ Caregivers' Resource GroupSee Event Details

    361 Main Street, Athol
    Every 3rd Wednesday
    The United Arc

    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.

    No RSVP is required, but it is helpful for planning purposes. RSVP's can be made to Alice Young at (413) 774-5558 ext.1047

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  • Pioneer ClubEvery Thursday

    Self Advocacy Group
    294 Avenue A, Turners Falls
    Thursdays, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

    Activity Flier
  • Frontier ClubEvery Tuesday

    Self Advocacy Group
    361 Main Street, Athol
    Tuesdays, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

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

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  • Friends in Common Fine Arts ClubSee Details

    The United Arc
    294 Ave. A. Turners Falls
    October

    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.

    Contact Nick Estrada: nickestrada@unitedarc.org or Sarah Marshall: sarahmarshall@unitedarc.org for more info!

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  • Friends in CommonView Calendar

    Friends in Common
    The United Arc
    Turners Falls, MA 01376

    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.

    Call Julia @ (413) 768-1501 or Ben @ (413) 834-8288 with any questions.

    Activity Flier
  • North Quabbin FriendsSaturdays

    Events every week in
    the North Quabbin area
    Take a look at our calendar!

    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.

    Call Julia @ (413) 768-1501 or Ben @ (413) 834-8288 with any questions.

    Activity Flier
  • Support for Grandfamilies

    Support Group for
    grandfamilies in
    our local communities

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

    General Calendar

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