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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February Family Workshops

February 7 kicks off the Spring 2019 Family Workshop Series! With more than a dozen different free workshops, you are sure to find a topic that interests you. Review our workshops and RSVP today!


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Arc Escapes
Explore the Midwest

In July of 2017, the St. Louis Arc embarked on a new adventure. Arc Escapes was created to provide individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities an affordable and safe option to explore the Midwest.  Since the summer of 2017, the Arc has taken six weekend getaway trips with 34 individuals traveling to new cities. Trips…

Transitioning to a New Year

Transitions can bring feelings of joy, fear, nervousness, or uncertainty. As we transition to a new year, the Arc would like to highlight the ways we support individuals and families during transitional periods of their lives. Children This past fall, the Family Support team welcomed Julie Thompkins in the new role of Family Navigator. In…

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