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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NEWS ALERT! Public Forums scheduled in July to identify the concerns of individuals with disabilities and their families. Read More
Jodi DeResta, Professional of the Year! Read more about Jodi and many others who received 2014 specialty awards.
Of the World, Flying Shuttles Exhibit at Mayor Elorza's Community Gallery, City Hall through June 29th. Read more
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
24th Annual Allen Ginsberg Poetry Competition
Thursday, May 28th from 6 – 8pm
at Independence Square. Read More
2015 Golf Outing
The 34th Annual Arc of Blackstone Valley Golf Outing & Live Auction will be held Monday, June 8th at Pawtucket Country Club. Read More
Spring 2015 Newsletter
Click Here to Read the Latest Edition of our Resource Newsletter.
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
2013 Annual Awards
2014 Golf Tournament
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