Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children are on the autism spectrum – a ten- fold increase in prevalence in 40 years. Apply this rate to Norfolk County, which The Arc of the South Shore serves and there could be more than 10,000 people affected by autism. In the town of Weymouth alone, there are approximately 111 children within the school system that have autism.
Due to the overwhelming response to the return of The Arc of the South Shore Dances, registration is now closed. Unfortunately, due to space restrictions, we will not be able to accept any night of walk in's. Please check out our calendar for more upcoming dances and be sure to register early!
The Autism Resource Center provides information, referrals and inclusive, community-based programming for children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families/caregivers in need of services and education by developing and building upon existing community collaborations, workshops, presentations, support groups and therapeutic activities.
Information Sessions and Educational Forums
Weekends Respite Programming – Saturday Skill Builders
Family Support Groups
School Vacation Activities
On-Line Help Center
Sensory Library Program