Our core values of respect, collaboration, and empowerment drive everything we do. 

Our mission is to empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to lead better lives by providing a lifetime of high-quality services, family support and advocacy. We work hard to provide the kind of individualized services that can really help make a difference to an adult… to a child… to a family. Services provided are designed to maximize choice and to support people, as they build quality lives within the St. Louis community.

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Summer Teen Employment Projects

Limited spots are available for the St. Louis Arc’s three summer employment projects, Teens in Motion (13-15 years old), Neighborhood Experiences (16-20 years old) and NE in the City (16-21 years old living in the city).  These eight-week projects support young adults as they gain employment and independent living skills, build friendships, and explore opportunities in the community. Hurry, before it’s too late.
Leading the Way

When you first meet Michkeal and Samantha, it is clear that they are leaders. These two young adults are friendly, open, and excited to meet new people – perfect traits to help lead a group to empower others and connect people. The St. Louis Self-Advocates is a new group founded through the Arc this past year. Their…

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Find Your Place At the Arc

Finding your place at the St. Louis Arc is simple. With positions open in various departments in the organization, you can find a truly rewarding job empowering people to live their best life. The Arc serves more than 4,000 children, teens, and adults with autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, intellectual and other developmental disabilities. We…

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