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The United Arc
294 Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA 01376

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Membership in The United Arc

Membership in The United Arc

The United Arc is part of the largest national community-based organization in the country supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Your support makes The United Arc's powerful voice even stronger as we address issues such as education, employment, housing, and safety that are critical to the disability community.

By becoming a member of The United Arc you become part of our shared network of more than 140,000 members and close to 700 affiliated chapters nationwide. You can be a part of the largest grassroots movement to protect the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

As part of this shared network, you'll be connected to others with and without disabilities who share your beliefs and your challenges. Self-advocates (an individual with I/DD), their family members, experts and professionals in the field and advocates and activists work together through The United Arc to ensure that people with I/DD have the resources to meet their needs and live self-determined lives.

Benefits of Membership

Individuals, Families, Businesses & Community Partners

The United Arc offers special membership rates for individuals, families, businesses & community partners which entitles you to a variety of benefits, foremost of which is your connection to The United Arc. Membership is valid for one year on a rolling basis from receipt of your application.

Your Membership benefits include:

Resources and Support - We will help you connect with your state and national chapter by making you a member with The Arc of the US and The Arc of MA to utilize information and resources available on thearc.org including research, fact sheets, national programs such as Autism NOW: The National Resource and Information Center and the National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability, and public policy information.

Services & Programs - Access a portfolio of services and programs.

Community - Join an active community by accessing our social media channels, attend events hosted by The United Arc and get involved with your state and national chapters.

Discounts - You will be invited to Membership Only meetings and social events, including the Annual Business Meeting. Soon you will receive benefits & discounts at businesses in Franklin, Hampshire, & Hampden Counties and the North Quabbin Region.

Advocacy - Voting rights at the Annual Business Meeting.

Recognition - Recognition of your commitment to our work in the Annual Report Membership Roster. You will receive Membership Card for Individuals and Families, membership card and window decal for Businesses and Community Partners.

Your support as a member makes The United Arc's powerful voice even stronger as we address issues such as education, employment, housing, and safety that are critical to the disability community.

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Join now as an individual, family, business or community partner and help support the mission of The United Arc to advocate for and serve people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families across their lifespan and across the country.

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Equality is the public recognition, effectively expressed in institutions and manners, of the principle that an equal degree of attention is due to the needs of all human beings.
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