The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetime. The KP community's local office, The Arc of South Norfolk, is committed to providing exceptional supports to people with developmental disabilities, including autism, through collaboration, advocacy and empowerment.
    Who is Eligible?
    The Arc services are available to individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, ages 12-23, that receive special education services and are preparing to transition from school to adult life. Specific programs and services may have their own eligibility criteria, as indicated below.

    Support Services
    The Arc of South Norfolk offers a wide variety of services for individuals and families living in South Norfolk County and the surrounding communities.

    Adult Day Services
    Our Adult Day Services Programs are funded by MassHealth. They offer individually tailored services for a diverse group adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.  Our community includes persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, sensory and mobility impairments.
    Family Support Program
    The Family Support Center at The Arc of South Norfolk offers a wide range of general family support services and activities to families of children and adults who are eligible for DDS services and living at home with their families. Referrals for Family Support are made by DDS, although they are willing to help all other callers. 
    Family Autism Center
    The Family Autism Center at The Arc of South Norfolk offers a wide range of general family support services and activities to families of children and adults who are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.
    ALEC First Responder Training
    ALEC (Autism & Law Enforcement Education Coalition) is a First Responder Autism Training targeted to equip First Responders with the knowledge and strategies to best serve individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in a crisis situation.
    Support Groups
    Family Autism Center and Family Support offer a variety of Support Groups for family members of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other related developmental disabilities. 
    Social / Recreational Programs
    The Social and Recreational Department offers extra-curricular activities for adults over age 22.
    Harbor Counseling
    Our Harbor Counseling Center is an out-patient mental health clinic that provides long-term and short-term therapies for adults with developmental disabilities and their families

    In addition, The ARC of Massachusetts provides SUPPORTbrokers on a fee-for-service basis. Consumers or families hire a support broker to help them find appropriate services and supports to thrive in their community. Brokers can help consumers find transportation, a place to live, someone to help them with daily living skills, a job counselor, and other linkages within the community. Brokers can also facilitate and create a person-centered plan and help consumers apply for Social Security or health insurance, among other benefits. Click here to learn more about these services.

    How to Apply
    To apply for services through the ARC of South Norfolk, call: 781-762-4001; or email: info@arcsouthnorfolk.org  
    Contact Information
    The Arc of South Norfolk
    789 Clapboardtree St.
    Westwood, MA  02090
    Email: info@arcsouthnorfolk.org 
    Phone: 781-762-4001 Fax: 781-461-5950