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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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News & Notes

The Arc is honored to be featured in the Autumn 2022 edition of South Shore Magazine. Read about our services on pages 21-23.

Our CEO, Abby Parrilla, was featured on WATD 95.9 on 9/27/22 along with Peter Forman of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce. Listen now to hear Abby talk about The Arc and the challenges of being a new CEO in today's world. Thank you, Peter and WATD, for this incredible opportunity!

When it comes to saving our planet, small steps make a big impact. Every person can make an effort toward reducing their carbon footprint and living a more altruistic lifestyle for the world.

In 70 Years we have...

  • People Helped

    100,000

  • Volunteers Engaged

    7,000

  • Local and National Partnerships

    1,000

  • Communities Served

    85

Our Partners

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