PLAN of MARI Meet our Partners


Meet our partners!

Each of our partnerships reflects our values here at PLAN, allowing us to fulfill our mission of preserving assets, protecting benefits, and living well.

Special Olympics Massachusetts

Mission: Special Olympics Massachusetts’s mission is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, prepare for entry into school and community programs, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Read the press release here

Best Buddies of Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Mission: Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

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The Carroll Center for the Blind

Mission: The Carroll Center for the Blind empowers those who are blind or visually impaired to achieve independence and to lead a fulfilling life.

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Association for Autism and Neurodiversity (AANE)

Mission: AANE helps Autistic and similarly Neurodivergent people build meaningful, connected lives.  We provide individuals, families, and professionals with education, community, and support in an inclusive atmosphere of validation and respect.

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Northeast Arc

Mission: Northeast Arc was founded in 1954 by parents of children with developmental disabilities who wanted to raise their sons and daughters as full members of the community. By having the courage to challenge professionals who told them their children could not be educated and would not live to become adults, these parents created the systems that enabled them to attend public schools, develop friendships, reside in the neighborhoods of their choice and to earn a paycheck.

Read the press release here.

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts (NAMI MA)


Mission: The mission of NAMI Massachusetts is to improve the quality of life for people diagnosed with mental health conditions and their families. We seek to improve the public’s awareness and understanding of mental health conditions and ensure that all people impacted by a mental health condition receive the support they need in a timely fashion.

The Arc of the South Shore


Mission: The Arc of the South Shore assists people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism, live their best lives and achieve high quality.

Read the press release here.

Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging, Inc.


Mission: To enhance the quality of life for area older persons and caregivers through Leadership, Resources, Coordination of Services and Advocacy.

Read the press release here.

Road to Responsibility, Inc.


Mission: To provide the means, the opportunity, and the support necessary to allow citizens with disabilities to take their place as productive members of the community. 

Read the press release here.