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


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!”


The Arc's Annual Awards Ceremony is scheduled Wednesday, April 11th at 12:30pm at the Independence Square Foundation auditorium, 500 Prospect Street, Pawtucket.

37th Annual Arc of Blackstone Valley Golf Outing and Live Auction is scheduled on Monday, June 4th at the Pawtucket Country Club. Click here to get more information, pay or download a brochure. 

In the news: NPR ran an important series of stories about the sexual victimization of individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  Click this link to view the series or print a copy. 

Time for Spring Shopping? AmazonSmile gives back! will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to The Arc of Blackstone Valley! Support The Arc by shopping on AmazonSmile, clicking the link at the bottom of our page!

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

Fall 2017 Newsletter Read all about the Adapted Sports Program at MacColl and our Employee of the Year, Ginny Platt!

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

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


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

 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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