Activities and events are taught or coached by qualified and dedicated professionals and are staffed by Arc Family Support Center employees and teams of enthusiastic volunteers.
The Arc of Greater Plymouth is dedicated to providing quality social, educational, athletic and recreational experiences to people of all ages and abilities. Activities are designed to promote independence, develop communication and like skills, maximize community inclusion and encourage awareness related to health and well-being. Community and business partnerships have provided opportunities to offer new and exciting opportunities and include but are not limited to the following:
Life Skills Development
Designed for individuals ages 16 and older, Life Skills courses promote exploration of subjects interesting to those who seek to become more independent, more involved in their communities and stronger self advocates. Examples include cooking classes, money management, nutrition and photography.
The Arc sports programs are designed to teach fundamentals in a positive environment and rely greatly on volunteers who provide one-on-one assistance whenever needed. Most programs are open to individuals with development disabilities and their siblings and peers.
- Buddy ball Baseball (ages 7-20) and Adult Softball (ages 16+)
- Hoop Heroes Basketball (ages 10-21)
- Soccer Stars (ages 6-10)
- Karate (ages 7-13 and 14+)
The Arc recreation program is ever changing to meet the needs and interests of all ages and abilities. We continue to seek opportunities within the community in which our members can participate, volunteer, and learn from.
Here are a few examples of current activities:
- Dinner dances
- Theater performances and concerts
- Pilgrim Belle Sunset Cruise
- Holiday parties
- Seasonal arts and crafts classes
The Arc of Greater Plymouth is a certified Sibshops provider, offering seasonal workshops for school age siblings of children with special health and developmental needs. Sibshops is a unique support group provided in a social recreational environment, utilizing trained staff and volunteers who have a sibling with a disability themselves. Workshops combine games, activities, and discussion in a way that allow siblings to share their experiences of having a brother or sister with disabilities.
For more information or questions, please contact Brandon Gangell, Community Supports Coordinator at (508) 732-9292 ext. 133 or BrandonG@thearcofgp.org.