The Arc of the South Shore Partners with Best Buddies, PLAN of MA & RI and Special Olympics Massachusetts to Present March 13th Resource Fair

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HINGHAM, MA, ISSUED FEBRUARY 1, 2024…Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 13th when the Arc of the South Shore, a family-oriented, community-based non-profit providing information, referrals, and community programs for individuals with disabilities, in partnership with Best Buddies, PLAN of MA & RI, and Special Olympics Massachusetts will hold a Resource Fair.

Scheduled from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Arc of the South Shore headquarters at 20 Pond Park Road, Suite 113 in Hingham, the Resource Fair promises to be an informative evening to learn about the unique ways that all four organizations can assist individuals and their families.

“We look forward to providing necessary information for those who already participate in or who are interested in the many programs and resources available to them from the Arc and our partners in this event,” said Abigail Parrilla, CEO of The Arc of the South Shore.

About the Arc of the South Shore, Inc
The Arc of the South Shore (The Arc) was founded in 1951 when a group of individuals created a school for children with disabilities. Then, in 1967, The Arc was deeded property at Webb State Park in Weymouth; the space gave the agency a permanent home and the opportunity to expand. By the end of the 1980s, The Arc became a multi-service agency. Today, The Arc is a family-oriented, community-based non-profit providing information, referrals, and community programs for individuals with disabilities.

These services include an Autism Resource Center, early intervention program, community supports, employment services, day supports and habilitation programs, in-home care, and residential services. All of their programs are based on their six core values of people first, community, transparency, self-determination, diversity, and respect. The Arc serves participants from communities throughout the South Shore, including Abington, Milton, Quincy, Randolph, Braintree, Weymouth, Hingham, Hull, Cohasset, Scituate, and Norwell. Through their 73-year history, they have helped more than 100,000 people.

About Best Buddies
Best Buddies in Massachusetts (BBMA) has been in operation since 1996 working to enrich the lives of youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) through our Friendship program, Jobs program, and Leadership Development program.

About PLAN of MA & RI
Established in 1971, PLAN is a professional trustee providing quality trustee/fiduciary services to individuals and their families through sound and thoughtful trust administration and compassionate, caring social service support.

About Special Olympics Massachusetts
Special Olympics Massachusetts is committed to providing year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, prepare for entry into school and community programs, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.