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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Arc Night at the Ballpark

Arc Night at the Ballpark

Tickets are now on sale for the St. Louis Arc Night at the Ballpark! $12 of every ticket goes directly
to the St. Louis Arc Leisure Services scholarship fund. Order your tickets before they are gone!

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What Does it Mean to Live “Independently”?

How I Felt Before My Autism Diagnosis Recently we came across an article by Thomas Hassell, a contributor to The Mighty, titled “How I Felt Before My Autism Diagnosis”. Thomas shared how he is different now, verses when he was younger. That got us thinking about Arc participants who are transitioning to living independently, many…

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