The Arc of Blackstone Valley is the principle service organization for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Blackstone Valley area. 

The Arc offers residential and family services as well as advocacy, vocational, housing and recreational programs. These services are provided through more than 25 programs, both residential and day, that operate throughout the organization's service area. For more information, call (401) 727-0150.


Flying Shuttles Art Studio receives a Best of RI award!

2017 June 5th Golf Outing!  Low Gross Team: Rotary Club of Pawtucket 


Low Net Team: Tufts Health Plan


Highlights of our 2016 Annual Awards Ceremony on April 5th!

Twenty Five Years of Service: Dale Kennedy, Lisa Dantzler and Lisa DiSalvia with Dale Newton and Diane Sanford


Professional of the Year: Jon Robillard,
with Elaine Scott and Kathy Hunt


Employee of the Year: Virginia Platt with Mike Tavares and Kathy Hunt


 Citizens With Power and Arc staff attend the roll out of RI's ABLE Plan at the Statehouse, January 12, 2017. Read more

CWP Attendees: Brian G., Julia L., Joseph B., Lisa D., Anitra V., Denise M.

Stephen Brunero, RI Parent Information Network (RIPIN); Ann Telfer and Katherine S. Hunt, The Arc, and Joseph Ferreira, Office of the General Treasurer

Congratulations Anna on being inducted into the Pawtucket Hall of Fame!

For over 17 years, Anna McLaughlin’s dedication as program director and horticultural therapist at The Arc of Blackstone Valley has transformed Slater Memorial Park’s old Zoo site into a beautiful place for residents and visitors. Her passion as a horticultural therapist has benefited our consumers who participate in her classes, create floral arrangements and design centerpieces for the Gift Shop.

On behalf of all of us at The Arc, thank you for your dedication to our Arc family and congratulations on being an inductee in one of the strongest Hall of Fame classes ever!”


Flying Shuttles exhibits at The Out There Art Fair on September 16th. Read more.


Flying Shuttles Art Studio receives a Best of RI award!  Join the celebration and Read more


Join Flying Shuttles Artists for Arts Connection-RI Exhibit at URI Providence Campus! Gallery Night Reception, July 20th from 5-9pm.  Click here for details.


New Works by Flying Shuttles Artists at Inner Space Gallery in Providence. Click here for details.

Summer 2017 Newsletter Read all about the Arc's Annual Awards ceremony, Golf Outing and much more!


VSA Arts’ Annual Sherlock Art Exhibition
Through March 16, 2017
Artists’ Reception: Tuesday, March 7th at 12noon
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2017 Free Garden Workshops at Daggett Farm!
Saturdays: May 13th, May 20th, and June 17th
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36th Annual Golf Outing and Live Auction, June 5, 2017
Pawtucket Country Club
Click here for the Golf Brochure

Learn about RI’s ABLE plan and how to save money without losing benefits! Read more

Art Connection-RI donates 22 works of art to The Arc! Read more

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2015 Annual Awards Ceremony, Click here to view our recipients!

Spring 2017 Newsletter
Read all about The Arc's latest news and events

Fall Newsletter 2016

Summer Newsletter 2016!  Click here to read the latest...

2016 Spring Newsletter! Click here to read the latest news


2016 Winter newsletter! Click to read the latest edition

2015 Fall Newsletter! Click here to read the latest edition 

ABLE Act signed into law! 

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Adaptive Yoga Classes
The Shri Studio Adaptive Project provides yoga classes for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. These inclusive classes are fun and energetic and teach students basic yoga postures, sequences, stretches, breathing and meditation techniques in a safe, nurturing environment. Watch video

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