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The Arc of the South Shore is the Heart of the South Shore

Since 1951, we have helped more than 100,000 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including Autism, live their best lives and achieve high-quality outcomes. Our mission is to empower families and individuals of all ages with disabilities to reach their fullest potential. With the support of our partners, we ensure that people with disabilities live healthy, safe, independent, and empowered lives. Join us today.

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For William Paul Rafferty, it’s the technology upgrades at the group home where he lives that make all the difference when it comes to living independently.

Just in time to observe April as national Autism Acceptance Month, The Arc of the South Shore announces receipt of grants totaling $13,000 in support of its Autism Resource Center’s Caring for Caregivers Initiative.

Abigail Parrilla, CEO of The Arc of the South Shore, served as moderator of a panel discussion on “The Changing Landscape of DEIB” during the recent Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Day (DEIB) held at Bridgewater State University.

In 73 years, we have...

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  • Andrea, Mother of a Program Participant
    Andrea, Mother of a Program Participant

    We wouldn’t be where we are today without all of your support of May. Your EI team truly made a difference.