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  The United Arc
294 Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA 01376

local_phone Call Us: (413) 774-5558

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

The United Arc affirms that all people are valued and interdependent and that each person deserves opportunities and support to pursue individual goals and achieve maximum potential. We envision a society that respects, includes and promotes the contributions of all community members.

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)

  • Behavioral Supports for a Happy New YearWed, Jan 9th, 2018

    The United Arc
    361 Main St, Athol MA
    January 9th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

    We will discuss the strengths and challenges for families during the holiday season.

    The workshop will examine: How to prepare for daily outings, stategies for understanding the "four functions of behavior", and successfully accessing community events.

    RSVP to Karon Parker

    (413) 774-5558 ext. 1047

    karonparker@unitedarc.org

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  • FC Caregivers GroupEvery 3rd Thursday

    The United Arc
    294 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA
    No December Meeting. Resuming January 17th

    Caregivers Gather to Share Resources ~ Ideas and Conversation

    Come join the conversation! Light Refreshments will be provided

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  • NQ Caregivers' Resource GroupEvery 2nd Monday, 3rd Thursday

    361 Main Street, Athol
    Every 2nd Monday, 3rd Thursday
    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 Karon Parker at (978) 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.

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  • Frontier ClubEvery Tuesday

    Self Advocacy Group
    361 Main Street, Athol
    Tuesdays, 5:45pm - 7:30pm

    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 Club December 5th + 19th

    The United Arc
    December 5th & 19th
    294 Ave. A, Turners Falls, MA

    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 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.

    Contact Nick Estrada: nickestrada@unitedarc.org for more info!

    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.