Creating Opportunities, Building Relationships, Improving Lives for individuals with developmental disabilities and families since 1952

Our History
The Association For Community Living was founded 60 years ago by five mothers of children with developmental disabilities who believed that their children had the right to grow up in their own communities, experiencing dignity, independence, and fulfillment.

The Association is proud to uphold their inspired vision today in serving individuals and their families across Western Massachusetts and beyond.

Our Work
The Association provides a continuum of support from infancy to old age through five major service areas - residential supports, specialized home care, intensive residential services, family services, and employment supports.

The agency supports 2,387 individuals with autism, Down syndrome, fragile X, and other developmental disabilities and 1,911 families in 102 cities and towns in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, and Worcester Counties. It employs 595 full- and part-time staff and has 207 volunteers.

How You Can Help
The Association relies primarily on funding from the state to support its $22 million annual budget. Yet shrinking state allocations have impacted the agency, threatening the breadth and depth of services it can provide.

Your contribution on Valley Gives Day will ensure that we can continue to improve the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their and families.

Thank you.

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