Lifeworks, formerly The Arc of South Norfolk, is the local chapter of The Arc.

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 thought their lifetime.  Lifeworks is the KP community’s local office.  Their mission is “Advocacy, Empowerment and Opportunity”.  Lifeworks is a Westwood-based nonprofit organization that serves more than 2,300 individuals from communities in the Greater Boston, MetroWest, Norfolk County and Attleboro areas through a wide variety of services and programs, including employment services, residential supports, day programs and a broad range of family & community supports.

Contact Information

789 Clapboardtree Street
Westwood, MA 02090

Phone: (781) 762-4001
Fax:  (781) 320-9778

Who is Eligible?

The Family Support Center at Lifeworks 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. Specific programs and services may have their own eligibility criteria, as indicated below.

How to Apply

To apply for services through Lifeworks, call 781-762-4001; fill out the contact form on our website (; or email

Adult Day Services

Our Adult Day Services Programs offer individually tailored services for a diverse group of adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Support Groups

The Family Support Program offers 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 social activities, sports, advocacy and adult education groups.

Harbor Counseling Center

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.

Support Services

Lifeworks offers a wide variety of services and programs, including employment services, residential supports, day programs and a broad range of family & community supports.

Family Support Program

Assistance to families identifying resources and service options available in their local communities, eligibility for other financial and/or state services and guidance on navigating the human service system. We offer an extensive resource library and access to the Internet. Family Support uses a variety of tools to update and inform families including Facebook, website links and other state-of-the-art technology.

Autism Support Center and Adult Autism Support Center

Lifeworks provides support to more than 900 families through our Autism Support Center.  The Autism Support Centers at Lifeworks help individuals and families navigate available autism-related services, provide workshops and caregiver training, training for self-advocates and offer enriching social and recreational activities.

ALEC (Autism Law Enforcement Education Coalition)

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.