St. Louis Arc

Supporting People with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families Since 1950

Belle Children's Services of St. Louis Arc

Formed by a merger of The Belle Center into the St. Louis Arc, Belle Children's Services of St. Louis Arc unites the Arc's current children's programs with Belle's successful early intervention services. 

Belle Children's Services of St. Louis Arc promotes the rights and expectations of all children to be fully included in the community, and helps enable them to reach their full potential! Our services provide a progressive, family-centered, inclusive approach to education and community life that supports children with disabilities as they grow.

From parent and child classes that help families learn about services... to inclusive preschool experiences...to programs for elementary and high school students, Belle Children's Services is part of the continuum of Arc services that help children and families as long as there is a need.

Our Family-Centered Model

Belle Children's Services of St. Louis Arc empowers children and parents to meet the unique challenges presented by developmental delay and disability.  We teach families how to use all the resources available to them to maximize their child's potential.  We assist families in coping with the stresses of having a child with special needs through programs and referrals for parents, siblings, and members of the extended family.

Learn about Sibshops and other Family Support programming!

Championing Full Inclusion 

Everyone associated with Belle Children's Services of the St. Louis Arc believes that all children-- those with and without disabilities-- benefit from inclusion.  That's why we work tirelessly to promote the rights, as well as the expectations, of all children to be fully included in their community. We also help parents learn to advocate for services and opportunities their children need throughout their lives.


"Twenty-seven years ago The Belle Center gave us an amazing vision for how our daughter could have an inclusive and meaningful life in our community.  For the past 20 years, the St. Louis Arc has helped us make that vision a reality.  What a great marriage of two outstanding agencies!"

--Judy Presberg, a parent

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