St. Louis Arc mourns the loss of former board member Jack Phelan, a key figure in our history. Read more about Jack's impact on St. Louis Arc's services. If you would like to make a gift to the Fund in Jack’s memory, please click here.
Looking for something cool to do during Spring Break? Join us at Camp Warson on March 23 - 27 for an exciting week of fun!!!
Feb. 20: Due to the inclement weather, all Leisure programs have been cancelled for the weekend of Feb. 20 - 22.
The St. Louis Arc’s Hollywood-inspired Trivia Night received a standing ovation for raising more than $29,000!
Help us spread the word about this valuable resource that connects hundreds of thousands of residents in Missouri and Illinois to the help they need.
Cheer on the St. Louis Blues as they take on the Montreal Canadiens, plus $7 of every ticket benefits the St. Louis Arc!
The 2015 Winter-Spring Family Workshop Series is now available for you to download!
Meet Liam and learn about his journey with the St. Louis Arc.
How would you like to enjoy a nationally-televised Rams game on Dec. 11, while helping your friends at the St. Louis Arc?
Calling all basketball players--and fans! Join the Webster University Men's basketball team as they challenge you on the court with drills and fun on Sunday, December 7th.
Join your St. Louis Arc friends for our Family Fun Night on Dec. 12 at the St. Louis Zoo! RSVP by Dec. 5th!
The St. Louis Arc is a proud member of the United Way.
Missouri Foundation For Health Grant Supports St. Louis Arc’s Advocacy Efforts
The St. Louis Arc and Mercy Kids Autism Center have teamed up to offer the Early Start Denver Model to children on the autism spectrum. Read all about it in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch!
Join friends and families of the St. Louis Arc for an afternoon of fun and games!
Are you interested in living on your own, but want support? Join us on Tues., Sept. 23 at 6:00 p.m. to hear about the St. Louis Arc Connect Program.
Make sure to thank a Direct Support Professional this week!
160 card sharks put on their poker faces for St. Louis Arc programs.
The St. Louis Arc’s 2014 School Supply Drive was an amazing success due to the generosity of employees from Wells Fargo Advisors.
Capable Kids and Families(R) spend an evening at the Ballpark!
Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong meets with his adorable St. Louis Arc fans!
Many thanks to our wonderful volunteers and golfers for all of their support!
Bring your friends and dance the night away at St. Louis Arc's 2nd Annual Party in the Parking Lot!
The St. Louis community banded together and raised over a million dollars for area non profits. What an amazing feat!
The April 24th Superheroes for Kids event at The Palladium was a night to remember. Watch this amazing video about how the therapists at the St. Louis Arc positively affect the lives of children with disabilities.
The St. Louis Arc offers many support and networking groups for teens, 20-somethings and the moms of people with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Washington University's ThurtenE Carnival raises money each year for local organizations and for 2014 the St. Louis Arc is one of the benefit charities! Stop by the Chi Omega Beta performance and support the Arc!
Join musicians from the St. Louis Arc, Maryville University, and the St. Louis Symphony for a free community concert on March 26 at the Maryville University Auditorium at 7:00 p.m
Are you in the market for a new car? For each new vehicle sold during February, Johnny Londoff Chevrolet will donate $100 to the St. Louis Arc. Are you kiddin' me?! Read on for details.
Read the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's article about stl250's ambitious goal of engaging 250,000 people to volunteer for one million hours of service over the course of a year. The Post spent an evening interviewing and taking photos of the St. Louis Arc's amazing volunteers at our monthly Club South dance!
If you are thinking about applying to the SUCCEED certificate program at UMSL, we have an opportunity to answer your last minute questions and review the application process.
Our very own St. Louis Arc resident, Dennis Basler, was profiled on KSDK about his love of comic books and how people all over the world are making this Christmas one he'll never forget!
Today is the last day to give! We hope you'll remember Arc families in need this holiday season.
Arc friends and families honored former Board Member Jack Phelan with the dedication of the Jack Phelan Board Room at the St. Louis Arc Family Center, October 10, 2013.
Pictured (left to right): John Beuerlein of Edward Jones, Board Member Dave Mayo, also of Edward Jones, President & CEO Kathy Meath, Miss Taylor Pennington, Jack Phelan, Sally Phelan, Board Chairperson Kathie Winter, and Board Member Pat Galvin.
In the interest of safety and with the strong possibility of severe weather, we are calling off the event today at Tiemeyer Park.
During the month of September, the St. Louis Arc plans to honor its many dedicated staff members for their service and we would like to include Arc families in our celebration.
Please share with us a positive memory or moment about a St. Louis Arc team member who has impacted you and your family.
You can do so by clicking here and filling out this form by August 26.
Once again, the St. Louis Arc will be organizing a team for the Autism Speaks walk on Saturday, October 12 at Central Field in Forest Park. Sign up today!
St. Louis Arc Board Member Johnny Londoff was kind enough to include the Arc in his company's February promotion.
Caped crusaders and masked avengers descended upon the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center on April 11 for the first-ever "Superheroes For Kids" fundraiser.
"Superheroes" David and Mary Steward with Kathy Meath, President and CEO of St. Louis Arc
The Budget Conference Committee will be meeting to review and vote on the Missouri Department of Mental Health Budget. WE NEED YOU to contact the following people who serve on this committee and represent the St. Louis and surrounding area.
Don’t miss this free opportunity on Tuesday, April 23 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the St. Louis Arc Family Center. Learn more about key programs and resources available in the St. Louis area to individuals with developmental disabilities.
Don't miss out on your chance to register for Arc programs such as golf, softball and walking club!
Come see St. Louis Arc participants perform at Powell Symphony Hall on April 10!
All of the St. Louis Arc Community Integration (C.I.)sites, residential and administrative offices will be closed on Monday, March 25 due to the weather. The AARP tax preparation is cancelled and is rescheduled for April 1st.
On March 6 St. Louis Arc participants, support staff and families traveled to FOUR locations to perform their “All You Need Is Love” Flash Mob.
March 1st officially kicks-off National Developmental Disability Awareness month.
CQL Accreditation signifies that an organization is committed to the principles of person-centered services.
The Family Workshop Series is FREE and open to everyone.
St. Louis Arc is named a "Top 50 Business" by the RCGA.
The October 6th Arc In the Park will still take place, despite the weather!
As the election season rolls into full gear, the St. Louis Arc is providing a great opportunity to advocate on behalf of your loved ones.
The St. Louis Arc's Family Workshop Series are FREE and open to everyone.
Don't miss out on your chance to register for Arc programs such as basketball, book club, R&R Camp and more!
Two great organizations join forces to serve even more St. Louis families.
Two great organizations join forces to serve even more St. Louis families.
Annual golf tournament sets record number of golfers and donations.
This family-friendly event raised both funds and awareness for people with developmental disabilities throughout the St. Louis and St. Charles communitities.
St. Anthony’s Physician Ambassadors grant $5,000 to Capable Kids and Families.
From March 19 – 23, the St. Louis Arc hosted its second annual "Camp Warson."
In honor of the “Spread the Word to End the Word” campaign and March as the Developmental Disabilities Awareness month, the St. Louis Arc performed a Flash Mob to Aretha Franklin’s “R-E-S-P-E-C-T" at three St. Louis Landmarks.
Photo Credit: Rob McLean/marylandheights.patch.com.
President Obama addresses leaders of the Arc of the United States.
St. Louis Arc President & CEO, Kathy Meath, has been invited to the White House to advocate for people with disabilities.
Are you ready for some action on the basketball court? We hope you’ll join us for the St. Louis Arc’s 13th Annual Shoot 'n Hoops Clinic on Nov. 13
As two of our biggest summer programs wind down, we'd like to thank everyone who helped make them possible!
We hope you'll take time out to dine at any Casa Gallardo location on Thursday, July 28. A portion of all proceeds will be donated back to the St. Louis Arc!
As federal lawmakers debate the budget, we need to make sure Medicaid stays intact for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities!
We hope you'll join us for a fun kick-off event as the St. Louis Arc launches its new Young Friends group!
We were thrilled to be among three winners in the publication's annual Charity Awards!
Looking for lunch or dinner plans this Wednesday? Here's a great way to eat well AND support the St. Louis Arc!
Last Friday, June 10, we got great news from Jefferson City! Here's the update, and a big thank you to all of our amazing Arc advocates!
Our new website design has a couple of new features we hope you'll check out and use often!
A group of adults who participate in our Community Integration day program had a blast helping out their friends at the St. Louis Area Foodbank, and getting in a good workout at the same time!
Our employees are what makes our agency so terrific...that's why we were so happy to recognize their efforts with a special party.
As we close out National Volunteer Appreciation Week, we want to thank the people who donate their time, talent and efforts to the people we support and their families.
The St. Louis Arc invites you to our newest networking and support group, just for fathers.
The Missouri State Senate is poised to pass the House version of the 2012 budget...and we need to make sure one very important measure is included.
We hope you'll join us as we explore the important issue of bullying with help from the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute and Shakespeare Festival St. Louis.
We've got *so* much going on this week at the St. Louis Arc Centene Family Center!
The St. Louis Arc is partnering with UMSL to bring advocate, attorney and author Areva Martin to town for a special presentation.
We congratulate Career Consultant Michele Peterson and wish her the best of luck during the nomination process!
The new center for intellectual and developmental disabilities research opened on Tuesday, March 1 with a symposium and reception.
We hope you'll help the St. Louis Arc reach 1,000 "likes" on its Facebook page!
Sick of all this winter weather? We hope you'll make plans to join us at the Arc's "Island Retreat" tropical-themed trivia night.
The St. Louis Arc is pleased to offer a new partnership with Maryville University, aimed at getting the people we support to make music and have a lot of fun!
St. Louis Arc staffer Julia Schaffner shared the "Go the Whole 9" message on KSDK-TV December 18, 2010.
The people supported by the St. Louis Arc live, work, play and volunteer throughout our community. On Saturday, December 11, they partnered with Variety to help give back.
We hope that you'll take advantage of the St. Louis Arc's new Drop and Shop program, designed to make your holiday season a bit smoother.
Tuesday, November 9, more than 60 people attended the St. Louis Arc's panel discussion about how to effeively advocate on behalf of a loved one. It's an important topic as services to people with developmental disabilities face further cuts during these difficult economic times.
St. Louis Arc President/CEO Kathy Meath fielded questions from the audience about how to best advocate on behalf of a loved one.
The St. Louis Arc was thrilled to take part in the event, sponsored by the United Way and the St. Louis Rams.
Rams linebacker David Vobora, Arc participant Grace Mehan and Rams Community Outreach Coordinator Tyler DeCost take time out from the Hometown Huddle to pose for a photo.
The St. Louis Arc's soccer team participated in a half-time scrimmage at SIUE's Korte Field. The Green Machines soccer team had a great time!
Arc athlete Kathryn Buchanan dribbles the ball downfield during the October 3 scrimmage.
We've got an easy way for you to help the St. Louis Arc AND declutter your closet!
It's another milestone for the St. Louis Arc's Family Center: our first-ever Capable Kids and Families playgroup at our new location!
Playing is both therapeutic and fun at the Arc's Capable Kids and Families playgroups.
We'd love to have YOU involved with the St. Louis Arc's upcoming Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament!
Last year's winners of the St. Louis Arc Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament.
The St. Louis Arc has moved! We couldn't be more thrilled with our new Family Center.
The St. Louis Arc's new Family Center is located at 1177 N. Warson Road in Creve Coeur.
The St. Louis Arc/Deloitte softball tournament was a huge success, with nearly 200 people in attendance!
Everyone had a great time at the 3rd annual Deloitte/St. Louis Arc softball tournament!
Despite the heat, more than 200 golfers hit the links and took part in the St. Louis Arc's largest fundraiser!
Arc participant Isabel Hogan was one of the stars of the day. She's joined here by St. Louis Arc board member Sue Engelhardt and event co-chair Irl Engelhardt.
The St. Louis Arc's North County Community Integration program was thrilled to welcome members of the St. Louis Red Hatters for a special spring luncheon.
Arc participant Barb Friedman receives her Red Hat pin. The Red Hatters recently visited North County CI for a special luncheon.
The St. Louis Arc Core Values award is awarded annually to the team that best represents our agency's core values. This year's winner is the team at Olian for the ways it embodied our values of Respect, Partership and Continuity.
The staff at Olian (from left) Pat Harkins, Kelly Strum-Arconobi, Andrea McClain, Tracy Thomas, Charmaine Drake, Danielle Webster.
Not pictured- Alison Crane, Rebecca May, Ty Sheard, Clea Charleston.
Ola Pennington has been a direct support professional for more than 30 years and has worked with the St. Louis Arc's Parents Learning Together programs for 18 years. She is an inspiration to all of us!
Ola Pennington is ANCOR's choice for Missouri's DSP of the Year.
The St. Louis Arc was thrilled to welcome a group of thirteen Northwestern University students who volunteered the entire week with us!
These are the thirteen Northwestern University studetns who spent their "Alternative Spring Break" volunteering with the St. Louis Arc.
We were thrilled to get the word out about the St. Louis Arc's newest program!
Capable Kids and Families supports children and their families throughout the St. Louis area.
Trivia Night has been a St. Louis Arc favorite for eight years now. Since this is our 60th anniversary, we decided on a 1960's theme. The event, held Friday, March 5 at the Maryland Heights Centre, was one psychedelic success!
The Arc's Trivia Night was one terrific, tie-dyed success!
Meet Darrius. He’s a young man supported through the St. Louis Arc’s Leisure program. Darrius is an accomplished and talented musician and his first recital was recently featured on KSDK-TV. You can’t help but be moved when you hear Darrius sing, play piano and guitar. We hope you enjoy his music as much as we do-- Click the headline for a link to KSDK's video.
One of the St. Louis Arc’s favorite programs is called Neighborhood Experiences. It’s an award-winning summer program in which young people go out into the community, volunteer and get valuable experience which will help them when they go to find their first job. Check out the link to take a closer look!