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"Webster Bank is committed to living up to the communities we serve," said Ann Meade, Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking at Webster Bank. We do this in part by supporting the Arc of Greater Plymouth, an organization that provides critical support for our developmentally challenged neighbors and their families. The people of Arc are true heroes in our community and we are honored to partner with them."
Ann Meade,
SVP Webster Bank
"Cool Gear International is honored to be a member of the Plymouth community and with that honor comes responsibility.  As a business leader, we are responsible for promoting the rights of those that are challenged to do so on their own.  Arc's programs and services allow our families, friends, and neighbors with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to reach their developmental goals through meaningful engagement in society.  This gift of inclusion is something that we can all be grateful for."
Donna Roth
Founder & CEO
Cool Gear International
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October 2016

Important Message to Massachusetts Families
With Children Under Age 9
Diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Open Registration October 17th, 2016 to October 31st, 2016
The Autism Division of the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) runs a Autism Waiver Program that provides one-to-one interventions to help children with autism who exhibit severe behavior, social and communication problems through a service called Expanded Habilitation, Education (intensive in-home services and supports).
The Waiver is now able to serve 385children and while the Autism Waiver Program is near capacity at this time, there are always children who leave the Program because they turn 9 or for other reasons. Therefore, we want a current applicant pool to draw from when these spots become available for the Program. Therefore, the Autism Division is offering an opportunity to apply for the waiver through an open request application period. The Autism Division held its last open request registration in October, 2015. The open request period runs from October 17th - October 31st. Please be sure to MAIL or EMAIL the application between October 17th and October 31st. The Autism Division will discard submissions outside of this timeframe.  If you submitted an application during the last open request application period in October 2015, YOU MUST RESUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR 2016.  
For more information: 'Autism Spectrum Services'
Parent Support Transition Group
Facilitated by: Kathy Dunn
Oct 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, Nov 8, 2016
Early adolescent Support : Ages 12-16 yrs 5:30 -7:00 pm
Transition Support : Ages 16 & up 7:00 -8:30 pm
The Arc of Greater Plymouth
52 Armstrong Road , Plymouth, MA 02360
The Arc of Greater Plymouth's Life Skills Photography class presented their Black & White Photographs at a Reception at the Plymouth Center for the Arts on August 17th. The photographs are a result of a 4 week photography class taught by Christine Belmonte, Project Growth Teacher from Plymouth North High school. Read more...

To accomplish this goal a partnership was established with Southeast Wildlands Trust, Inc. where the team is maintaining two sustainable living garden beds at their headquarters on Long Pond Road in Plymouth, grooming a trail across from the headquarters and becoming stewards of their butterfly gardens where they are advocating for and helping accomplish a wheelchair ramp for greater accessibility, increasing inclusionary opportunities, visibility, awareness and contributions without barriers for the whole community.
Ages 18 & up -  The Arc of Greater Plymouth is very excited to be offering a new adult  life skills program facilitated by Kathy Dunn. Kathy Dunn is a former  guidance counselor at Duxbury High School. She also serves on the  DDS CAB and League of Women Voters.

The purpose of this bipartisan voter education program and interactive
discussion is to raise awareness of the importance of voter participation  in elections. Participants will discuss the process of voting,
where and how to vote as well as be shown a mock ballot.. We will also  talk about the national , state and local Republican and Democratic  candidates as well as discuss ballot questions.
In the second series of this program participants will fill out a voter
registration card that will be sent to their respective towns. The towns
will confirm their registrations by mail and tell them which polling
place they should go to. We will also go over any questions anyone
may have moving forward. The last day for voter registration in MA
is October 19th.

The Arc of Greater Plymouth
Mondays: September 26th and October 3rd
12:30 pm- 1:30 pm
10 Cordage Park Circle Suite 208
Plymouth , Ma 02360
We welcome Susan O'Shea to The Arc Staff at #52 Armstrong Road as  Director of Quality Assurance and Service Integrity. This is a new position for The Arc of Greater Plymouth.

Sue comes to us with many years of experience in the human services field developing organizational systems to not only monitor service quality and integrity but to improve the overall quality of supports and services delivered. Additionally, Sue has extensive experience in the design and delivery of training systems, providing clinical supports and Positive Behavioral Supports (PBS) and designing and implementing augmentative communication systems. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and is an adjunct faculty member at Antioch College in Keene, NH. She holds a M.A. in Special Education from the University of Connecticut and Education Specialist Certification in Behavioral Education from Simmons College.

Sue is an avid kite-flyer and loves photography. We are thrilled to welcome her to The Arc of Greater Plymouth.
The Arc and the South Shore Womens Center co-sponsoring "Love Heels".
More information to follow.