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recognizing the contributions of our citizens with

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The United Arc
294 Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA 01376
Tel (413) 774-5558
Fax (413) 863-5219

Family Support Office
Tel (413) 774-2105

Welcome to The United Arc

The United Arc provides an array of flexible services for individuals of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. During fiscal year 2014, The United Arc provided services to more than 900 individuals and families from 47 communities in Franklin and Hampshire counties and in surrounding communities. We are pleased to be serving citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities for over 63 years!

   ~ Ed Porter,Executive Director

Employment Opportunities & Events

New Employment Opportunities

* Family Support Adiminstrative Associate

* Community Support Direct Care

* Residential Direct Care



Valentine Day Dance

Friday, February 27th

6:30 - 9:00 PM

The Arc Common
294 Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA 01376
RSVP by February 25th

Transport available from Athol
upon request. Depart at 6:00pm

Contact Ness Bellini or
Bobby Falco-Killoran to sign up
or for more info!
413-774-5558 x1004 or
978-249-4052 x1047
Email Vanessa
Email Bobby

View flyer HERE



Music Therapy

With Michael Williams-Russell, MT-BC
Join us for a fun and supportive music therapy group led by certified music therapist Michael Williams-Russell (Rusty). Music therapy addresses the physical, cognitive, emotional and social needs of individuals. In this group, participants will come together to sing, play instruments, and dance while addressing these needs. Through musical involvement in this therapeutic context, particpants' abilities are strengthened and tranferred to other parts of their lives.

Saturday, January 10th - February 28, 2015
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
$5.00 per weekly session.


Scolarships are available through The United Arc.
For more information about how Music Therapy can change your child's life or to register your child for this program, contact your Family Support Specialist - or
Jennifer Lemoine
(978) 249-4052




Annual Auction
Saturday, March 14th, 2015
4:00-7:00 PM

Greenfield Community College
Cohn Family Dining Commons
1 College Drive, Greenfield, MA 01301

Featuring Auctioneer Bill Pratt!
Live and Silent Auctions, Penny Social, and Raffles featuring Fine Art, Weekend Getaways, Spa Treatments, Housewares, Gift Certificates, and even an African Safari!

Enter a free raffle by registering today! 
*Please RSVP to Siiri Paton*
413-774-5558 x1010 or Email Siiri

For table reservations, Sponsorships, or Auction Item donations, please contact Felicia Spiess at 

(413) 774-5558 x 1058 or Email Felicia




View our new membership campaign:

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Download our membership form HERE


Vision Statement

The United Arc affirms that all people are valued and interdependent and that each person deserves opportunities and support to pursue individual goals and achieve maximum potential.  We envision a society that respects, includes and promotes the contributions of all community members.

Mission Statement

The United Arc is committed to ensuring that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities have full access to systems and opportunities that uphold human rights, enhance growth and wellbeing, offer choice and promote full inclusion in society.  This mission is carried out by providing services, conducting advocacy, identifying resources and creating community partnerships. 

Read the article in Time Magazine about The United Arc - Vol. 178, No. 10, September 2011

Read the article from the Arc of Massachusetts newsletter regarding our 60th Anniversary Celebration!



    The new, revised, legal definition of an individual with an intellectual disability consistent with the American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.


View our 60th Birthday historical review HERE.

A short collage of some events and people through the years.


Explanation of our new logo colors.