For People with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Families of people with autism spectrum disorders have long turned to the St. Louis Arc for information and support.
Of more than 3,000 people with developmental disabilities who receive some level of support from the St. Louis Arc each year, about 1/6 have a diagnosis of autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The extensive reach of the St. Louis Arc within the St. Louis community has made it one of the largest and fastest-growing service providers to people with ASD in Missouri, and a natural source of information and support for families and the community.
The Arc's RESOURCES
The Arc of the United States has launched a national autism initiative to empower people and families and provide an interactive resource. The National Autism Resource and Information Center, Autism NOW, is a comprehensive source for information on community-based solutions for individuals with autism, other developmental disabilities, and their families. Visit Autism NOW.
In 2011, St. Louis Arc partnered with Saint Louis Aspergers, a local organization that offers monthly meet-up groups and other resources, in order to further expand services for people and families. Read about this partnership.
SERVICES FOR A LIFETIME
St. Louis Arc's full range of services to people with autism spectrum disorders includes supported living, supported employment, leisure and recreation, family support and education, early childhood, community integration, prevention and advocacy. Learn about Arc services.