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The Arc of Opportunity

Opportunity in North Central Massachusetts

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Self Advocacy

For individuals with disabilities, the narrative of being incapable of speaking up for themselves in a world created without them in mind is a common one. They often feel, and are sometimes told that the basic human rights we all enjoy do not pertain to them because they are “costly” or “inconvenient.”

Through our Self-Advocacy groups, we strive to create an environment that allows individuals to become influential advocates for themselves as well as advise and assist others to become a strong voice. Group members often tell us what the group means to them. Often expressing that it is a venue to speak up or place to be yourself. 

For a schedule, availability, or to learn more about The Arc of Opportunity's Self Advocacy Groups, please contact:

Maddy Merchant

Program Director of Family Supports and Recreation

978-343-6662 x1011

m.merchant@arcofopportunity.org