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.


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.

As a University of Rhode Island Master Gardener, she has been a gifted speaker on garden related topics at area social clubs, libraries and church groups. Her vision and passion for the City of Pawtucket is evident. Anna has volunteered extensively at many events at Slater Park, including the annual Pawtucket Arts Festival. Her commitment to improving the city and also the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities is truly a testament to her caring personality, dedication and leadership.

Associate Director Elaine Scott recently said, “We are so very proud of the work that Anna does and how she makes a difference in people’s lives every day. She has also been an integral part of the overall beautification of Slater Park and for that, the entire city should be proud.

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!”

 The 35th Annual Arc of Blackstone Valley Golf Outing and Live Auction was a huge success!

Thanks especially to our major sponsors this year, we raised $40,000:
* IPNE, a Division of Starkweather and Shepley
* Pannone, Lopes, Devereaux & West
* Klein-Hornig, LLP

The Arc team: John, Joe, Jim and Jamie
The winning team! Rotary Club of Pawtucket: Paul Robert, Bill Hunt, Gary and Jeff Furtado







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

Flying Shuttles to exhibit at the Jamestown Art Center, January-March 2017! Read more.

Flying Shuttles Studio Artists: Earthly Lifestyles
An exhibition at Providence Mayor Elorza’s Community Gallery                   November 1st - January 13th   Artists Reception: Friday, December 2nd, 2pm-4pm.
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Create Your Own Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Saturday, November 19, 2016
10:30am-12noon, $25
Daggett Farm Greenhouse, Click to RSVP

Decorate a Holiday Wreath!
Saturday, December 3rd
Daggett Farm Greenhouse
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40 Years of Art in Pawtucket featuring Flying Shuttles
October 13th (opening reception) through November 11th…Read more

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

Click here to read our Fall Newsletter 2016

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

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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