Agency Events

  • Transition to Adulthood

    Feb. 22nd, 2017 4pm-6pm
    The United Arc, 294 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA 01376

    • What is the process for DDS eligibility and when do services start?
    • What are DDS service models and how do they work?
    • What about transportation needs?
    • What is the school's role?
    • What is your role as parent and the role of your child?
    • And many more topics
  • Autonomy, Decision Making Supports, and Guardianship (Changed Date)

    March 29th, 2017 6pm-8pm
    The United Arc, 294 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA 01376

    • What are your options?
    • How do you evaluate the support your child may need as they enter adulthood?
    • Attorney Fred Misilo will lead a training on guardianship, alternatives to guardianship and other "coming of age" related issues for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Creative Movement and Dance

    Mondays from 6:30pm-8:00pm
    Turners Falls, MA.

    Kaia Jackson leads creative movement and dance for teens and adults at the Brick House, 24 3rd St. Turners Falls. Newcomers welcome! Contact Kaia at 413-387-8761 (direct cell) or let your Family Support Specialist know your interest. We’ll pass on the message to Kaia.

  • Pioneer Club -- Self Advocacy Group

    Thursdays, 6pm - 8pm
    Turners Falls, MA.

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

  • Frontier Club -- Self Advocacy Group

    Tuesdays, 5:45pm-7:30pm
    Athol, MA.

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

  • Friends in Common -- Ages 16-26

    Varying Dates and Times
    Franklin & North Quabbin locations

    Friends in Common offers peer support, leadership development, social events and learning opportunities for teens and young adults with intellectual or other developmental disabilities.

  • Support for Grand Families

    1st Tuesday (5:15-6:45pm)
    3rd Wednesday (12:30-2pm)

    Greenfield, MA.

    2nd and 4th Tuesdays (11:30am-1pm)

    Turners Falls, MA.

    2nd Monday (1pm-2:30pm)
    Haydenville, MA.

    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.

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