Connections is a progressive day habilitation program in West Roxbury. Designed for ages 22 and above, Connections, focuses on engagement, encouraging rapport among participants and enhancing self-esteem, independence, self-sufficiency, and motor skills.  We provide services to individuals residing within 20 miles of our location. Programs are tailored to fit individual needs and schedules. We offer anywhere from a one to a five day program.


Health and Wellness Programs

  • Formal Exercise and Walking Groups
  • Physical Therapy 
  • Yoga and Chair Exercises Classes
  • Soccer, Basketball, and Football games
  • Creative, Skill Based Games and Tournaments
  • Cardiovascular Fitness, including a WII Fitness program 

Education and Artistic Instruction including:

  • Skills development to stimulate and encourage the growth of each individual
  • Gardening Program
  • Nutrition Classes
  • Cooking Classes Featuring Group Developed Recipes and a Full Kitchen
  • Canvas Painting and Craft Making
  • Computer Lab
  • Play Along Music Classes with Instruments

Community Explorations

  • Recreational Outings
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Bowling Group
  • Going for Coffee and Lunch in the Community
  • Shopping Trips for Programming Supplies
  • Exploration and Enjoyment of Local and Surrounding Communities

To learn more about Connections, contact Andrew Smith, Associate Director at (617) 469-1986, ext. 204. We can schedule a formal tour or just an informal visit. During your visit, meet our staff and see the family atmosphere and camaraderie among participants and staff.  Or email us at

Our address: The Arc of South Norfolk, 1580 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132

Or visit our website: Be sure to like us on facebook: @arcsouthnorfolk.

Connections of The Arc of South Norfolk receives funding through The Department of Developmental Services, Mass Health, private insurance and other private and local funding.

Click here to read the first edition of the Connections Newsletter.