The Arc of South Norfolk County

Achieve with us.

aka SNCARC   |   Westwood, MA   |  www.arcsouthnorfolk.org
This organization's exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted.

Mission

The Arc of South Norfolk is committed to providing exceptional supports to people with developmental disabilities, including autism, through collaboration, advocacy and empowerment.

Ruling year info

1967

Principal Officer

Mr. Daniel Burke

Vice President

Mr. Daniel Sullivan

Main address

789 Clapboardtree Street

Westwood, MA 02090 USA

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EIN

04-2349499

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (W05)

Disabled Persons' Rights (R23)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Encourage people with developmental disabilities, including autism, to lead dynamic, self-directed lives.
Protect and promote the rights and dignity of people with developmental disabilities, including autism.
Provide a continuum of person-centered services.
Foster an organizational culture to promote our Mission by recruiting, developing, and retaining exceptional staff and leadership.
Partner with families and the community to celebrate achievements by people with developmental disabilities, including autism.
Provide visionary leadership actively engaged in defining and shaping current and future industry standards and trends.
Promote sound stewardship to ensure and protect financial and organizational integrity.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Family Autism Center

The Family Autism Center (FAC) works in conjunction with the Family Support Program at The Arc of South Norfolk. In 1995, more than 70 local families called upon The Arc of South Norfolk to develop the center. FAC is a community-based program whose mission is to provide advocacy, supports and services to people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families.

Founded by families in our community, our services are responsive to the input, direction and needs of families. We work collaboratively with all stakeholders to provide support to hundreds of families throughout Norfolk County and Southeastern Massachusetts.

Population(s) Served

ALEC began in 2003 as a collaborative effort of the The Arc of South Norfolk Family Autism Center and the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office. The program was started with start-up funds from Dedham Savings Bank in Dedham, MA. ALEC training helps foster a deeper understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) among public safety and law enforcement personnel.

Training is available for police officers, firefighters and emergency and courtroom personnel, using curriculum and videos specific to each group. Basic EMTs, intermediate EMTs and paramedics earn 3 OEMS hours (continuing education hours) for ALEC training.

Presenters are First Responders with direct knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorders through a family member. The audience hears from a colleague with personal knowledge and an extraordinary investment in the program. The goal of ALEC training is to complement but not replace previous training and to provide additional tools to use in assessing the risk of a situation.

Population(s) Served

The William F. Abel Therapeutic Center is a dynamic and progressive day program that provides individually tailored services for a diverse group of adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Our community includes persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, sensory and mobility impairments.

Senior Connections is a specialized day program that provides services to a group of active senior citizens with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Located in the heart of West Roxbury Center, this store-front Day Habilitation Program for aging adults is inviting and easily accessible by public transportation.

Population(s) Served

The Arc of South Norfolk's Social-Recreation programs provide opportunities for fun and learning in a variety of social settings. The social and recreational calendar is a busy one, with a variety of choices to suit many interests. Sports programs have been active and popular here since their beginning in 1981.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Encourage people with developmental disabilities, including autism, to lead dynamic, self-directed lives.
Protect and promote the rights and dignity of people with developmental disabilities, including autism.
Provide a continuum of person-centered services.
Foster an organizational culture to promote our Mission by recruiting, developing, and retaining exceptional staff and leadership.
Partner with families and the community to celebrate achievements by people with developmental disabilities, including autism.
Provide visionary leadership actively engaged in defining and shaping current and future industry standards and trends.
Promote sound stewardship to ensure and protect financial and organizational integrity.

Encourage people with developmental disabilities, including autism, to lead dynamic, self-directed lives.
Protect and promote the rights and dignity of people with developmental disabilities, including autism.
Provide a continuum of person-centered services.
Foster an organizational culture to promote our Mission by recruiting, developing, and retaining exceptional staff and leadership.
Partner with families and the community to celebrate achievements by people with developmental disabilities, including autism.
Provide visionary leadership actively engaged in defining and shaping current and future industry standards and trends.
Promote sound stewardship to ensure and protect financial and organizational integrity.

What We Offer

The Arc of South Norfolk offers a wide variety of services for individuals and families living in South Norfolk County and the surrounding communities.

Adult Day Services
Our Adult Day Services Programs offer individually tailored services for a diverse group adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Our community includes persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, sensory and mobility impairments.
Family Support Program
The Family Support Center at The Arc of South Norfolk offers a wide range of general family support services and activities to families of children and adults who are eligible for DDS services and living at home with their families.
Family Autism Center
The Family Autism Center at The Arc of South Norfolk offers a wide range of general family support services and activities to families of children and adults who are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.
ALEC First Responder Training
ALEC (Autism & Law Enforcement Education Coalition) is a First Responder Autism Training targeted to equip First Responders with the knowledge and strategies to best serve individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in a crisis situation.
Support Groups
Family Autism Center and Family Support offer a variety of Support Groups for family members of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other related developmental disabilities.
Social / Recreational Programs
The Social and Recreational Department offers social activities, sports, advocacy and adult education groups.
Harbor Counseling
Our Harbor Counseling Center is an out-patient mental health clinic that provides long-term and short-term therapies for adults with developmental disabilities and their families.

We are starting new programs that are inclusive of the community-both people with and without disabilities.

Financials

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Operations

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The Arc of South Norfolk County

Board of directors
as of 01/13/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Richard Henderson

Richard Henderson

Civic Leader

Dennis Carroll

Executive, Xerium Corp.

Marilyn Howley

Town Meeting Member, Walpole

Ira Biggar

Attorney, Biggar & Biggar

Robyn Garth

Civic Leader

Meta Unterweger

Civic Leader

Karen Durham

Civic Leader

Frank Sally

Attorney

Carolyn Gombosi

Civic Leader

Karen Norton

Self -Advocate

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable