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  The United Arc
294 Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA 01376

local_phone Call Us: (413) 774-5558

Program Eligibility

Adult Services - Eligibility & Referral

Adults served through group residential programs and the community support program are referred through the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS).

Contact Information:
Email: Brian Ross, Director of Adult Services


Frontier Club - Eligibility & Referral

Membership in The Frontier club is voluntary and charges modest weekly dues. Local transportation is available to those who need assistance in getting to club meetings. The Frontier Club maintains connections with other self-advocacy groups in western Massachusetts, statewide activities sponsored through Advocacy Standing Strong (MASS) and national activities sponsored by Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE)

Contact Information:
Email: Frontier Club, Western Mass
Call: (413) 824-1401


Pioneer Club - Eligibility & Referral

Membership in The Pioneer club is voluntary and charges modest weekly dues. Local transportation is available to those who need assistance in getting to club meetings. The Pioneer Club maintains connections with other self-advocacy groups in western Massachusetts, statewide activities sponsored through Advocacy Standing Strong (MASS) and national activities sponsored by Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE)

Contact Information:
Email: Pioneer Club, Western Mass
Call: (413) 824-1415


Friends in Common - Eligibility & Referral

Friends in Common of the Franklin County area runs events for older teens and young adults (16-26).

Contact Information:
Email: Friends in Common, Western Mass
Call: (413) 774-5558 x1004


Positive Parenting Services - Eligibility & Referral

Positive Parenting services have been funded through a variety of sources including state funding from the Department of Children and Families, Children's Trust Fund, Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts and private grants. Any family in which the parent is identified as having an intellectual or functional disability may be referred to the Positive Parenting Program. Available services will be contingent upon referral source and overall availability of funding.

Contact Information:
Email: Susan Jones, Positive Parenting Director
Call: (413) 774-5558 x1054


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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

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