Family Support Services

Family Support Services provides social opportunities for children, young adults and adults in a fun-stimulating environment. The programs are designed to provide activities that facilitate the development of interpersonal skills and relationships, enhance emotional and social functioning and promote greater community inclusion.


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  • Educational Consulting
  • Dances
  • Saturday Respite
  • Information and referrals
  • Transition Planning for individua ls “turning 22”
  • Informational Workshops




“Families speak very highly of staff members, program services, and their support of The Arc of the South Shore. They comment that they are kept well informed regarding progress made by their loved ones and feel that the input they provide during planning process is valued.” -CARF International

Information Services:


The Arc of the South Shore is a member of the Massachusetts Network of Information Providers (MNIP), an extensive network of disability-related agencies that work together to provide information. Call 781-335-3023, ext. 0 from 8 to 4, M-F for information about disability conditions, services available and eligibility. Or visit the MNIP site to directly access the information.

Social Security Links

A Guide for Representative Payees
Benefits for Children with Disabilities
Working while Disabled
Supplemental Security Income Benefits

Related Links

Department of Developmental Services
The Federation for Children with Special Needs