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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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I choose not to place "DIS" in my ability.
-- Robert M. Hensel

Activities (click for details)

  • The United Arc Holiday PartyDecember 7th

    GAAAFSN
    Friday, December 7th, 2018
    1064 Pleasant St. Athol, MA 01331

    Join us for a holiday tradition filled with festive holiday music, delicious food (provided by the GAAAFSN Advisory Board), and a special visit from Santa!

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  • The United Arc Holiday PartyDecember 9th

    Greenfield Lodge of Elks #1296
    Sunday, December 9th, 2018
    3 Church Street, Greenfield, MA

    Join our holiday tradition! Share a holiday meal and exchange gifts.

    Please note, to participate in the gift exchange bring a wrapped gift and indicate whether it is gender and/or age specific. No edibles please.

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  • Thanksgiving DinnerNovember 22nd

    Thursday, Nov 22nd, 2018
    Noon - 3:00pm
    399 Main St. Greenfield, MA

    Let us do the cooking so you can enjoy the meal with your family, make friends, & enjoy an inclusive community meal!

    No reservations needed.

    Suggested Donation: $10 as able.

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  • Creative Adventures ClubDecember 13th

    The United Arc
    361 Main St. Athol, MA
    December 13th, 6:00 - 8:00pm

    Create Your Own Holiday Superhero

    Batman Movie! Bring your comic book heroes to life!

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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 3rd Thursday

    361 Main Street, Athol
    Every 3rd Thursday
    No December Meeting. Resuming January 17th

    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

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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!

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  • NQF Adventure ClubEvery other Thursday

    Every other Thursday in October & November
    361 Main Street, Athol, MA
    6:00 - 8:00pm

    Time for Adventure!

    Join us for fun, adventures, games & more!

    Contact Nick Estrada: nickestrada@unitedarc.org or 413-824-5176

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  • North Quabbin Friends

    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.

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  • Support for Grand Families

    Support Group for
    grandfamilies in
    our local communities

    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.

    General Calendar

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