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.
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 ServicesOur 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 ProgramThe 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 CenterThe 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 TrainingALEC (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 GroupsFamily 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 ProgramsThe Social and Recreational Department offers extra-curricular activities for adults over age 22.Harbor CounselingOur 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 familiesIn 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 ApplyTo apply for services through the ARC of South Norfolk, call: 781-762-4001; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact InformationThe Arc of South Norfolk789 Clapboardtree St.Westwood, MA 02090Email: email@example.com Phone: 781-762-4001 Fax: 781-461-5950