Our Mission

The Arc of the South Shore is a family oriented, community-based non-profit agency, which believes that all individuals have the right to participate fully in their community. Since its inception in 1951, The Arc of the South Shore has been guided by a mission to provide the highest quality services and advocacy for children and adults with developmental disabilities and autism by:


  • Enhancing inclusion in the community
  • Maximizing personal choice and decision making
  • Supporting people to achieve full potential in all areas of life


The Arc of the South Shore serves more than 2,000 individuals and families each year.