Family Supports and Advocacy Programs The Arc of Opportunity

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Contact Information

The Arc of Opportunity
Contact: Madeline Merchant, Program Director of Family Support and Recreation
Email Address: m.merchant@arcofopportunity.org
Phone: 978-343-6662
Fax: 978-343-8852

564 Main Street Fitchburg, MA 01420
Area Served: Central

Map Location Family Supports and Advocacy Programs

Narrative

Broad range of family support and advocacy services for people with DD. Family support offers support/informational groups for parents; informatioin and referral service; resource library; SibShop program. Assistive technology loan program access site. Trainings provided on variety of topics to families. Individual advocacy provides short term assistance; systemic advocacy involves educating legislators/policy makers; TLC Trust assists w/estate planning.

Service Types

  • Camps-Day
  • Camps-Residential
  • Case Management
  • Community Based Day Program
  • Disability Awareness
  • Education Law
  • Equipment Loan
  • Family Rights And Guardianship
  • Family Support
  • Group Homes
  • Job Counseling
  • Job Placement
  • Job Seeking
  • Job Skills
  • Job Support
  • Job Training
  • Relationship/Friendship Support
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Skills Training
  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Advocacy
  • Information/Referral
  • Support Groups

Populations Served

  • Developmental Disability
  • Intellectual Disabilities

Ages Served

  • Birth to 3
  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59

Languages Spoken

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Elevators
  • Medical Needs
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service, Personal Funds