2014 Annual Awards!

On April 29th, we held our 2014 Annual Awards Ceremony at Independence Square. We recognized 38 employees for their Years of Service and presented seven specialty awards to individuals and groups who were nominated by Arc staff, consumers and family members.

The Special Recognition Award went to NEPTCO, for their outreach to The Arc and for their interest in providing inclusive employment opportunities for our consumers. A special thanks to Donavan Perkins who accepted the Award, along with Marilyn Lima of the Resource Center.

The Employee of the Year award went to Lisa Brien, who was recognized for 21 years with The Arc and her enthusiastic leadership as Program Director for our resale shop, New To You Too.

                                                                                     Kathy Hunt and Lisa Brien
   Marilyn Lima and Donavan Perkins


Your Vision…Our Work

In 2015, The Arc of Blackstone Valley will celebrate its 60th year of advocating for and helping individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities improve their quality of life. Our values are founded on the belief that all individuals are able and entitled to live, learn, work, and socialize in inclusive and supportive communities. The Arc works very hard to make this vision a reality through its residential, employment and recreational programs.

But we can’t do it alone. We need your help to make this vision a reality. Private support from individuals like you will enable The Arc to develop new and innovative programs ensuring that our consumers have full access and full participation in the community.

Consider a gift to help us strengthen our employment and job training initiatives, recreational programming and our businesses: Flying Shuttles Studio, SORT, New to You, New to You Too, Daggett Farm Greenhouse, and Valley Landscaping.

Donate today to start our 60th Anniversary Celebration!

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2015 Summer Newsletter! Click here to read the latest edition of our Resource Newsletter

34th Annual Golf Outing & Auction A Success!
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Beyond Barriers! August 14th Event: Flying Shuttles Celebrates the Anniversaries of ADA and VSA!  Read more

Flying Shuttles exhibits around the State! Read more


Jodi DeResta, Professional of the Year!  Read more about Jodi and many others who received 2014 specialty awards.

Beyond Barriers features new work by Flying Shuttles artists at Pawtucket City Hall through August.  Read more

Annual Awards Celebration!
In April, we recognized the special contributions of our 2014 Annual Award winners and celebrated 38 employees for their Years of Service.  Read more

Spring 2015 Newsletter
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ABLE Act signed into law! 

The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act was signed by President Obama before the holidays, paving the way for people with disabilities to open tax-free savings accounts, modeled after the 529 college savings plans. Read more

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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