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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Community Connection and Cats

Connection and community come in many forms, sometimes even feline ones. For St. Louis Arc resident Angie, having some connection to animals in her life was essential. Angies long-time love for cats inspired her to speak with her support staff about her desire to volunteer. She hoped to work with a local animal shelter to…

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2024 Spring and Summer Leisure Times

The new 2024 Spring/Summer Leisure Times is here!! Explore the new opportunities, and sign up TODAY! Spaces fill up quickly, so dont miss your chance to register now. Spring/Summer 2024 Leisure program registration is now open! To view a complete copy of the Spring/Summer2024Leisure Times Brochure,Click Here. The registration deadline is Friday, April 5, 2024….

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Summer Teen Project in the City

Experiences to Build Skills for the Future! As a teenager with a disability, the goal of post-high school employment can seem huge. The St. Louis Arc provides a summer project, Neighborhood Experiences, which supports teens in identifying their post-graduation goals and in building the skills needed to achieve them. What Makes This Different Than Summer…

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Connecting at the Neighborhood Beauty Shop

The Neighborhood Experiences summer project is a steppingstone for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, ages 16-21, on their way to employment. Arc participants serve as volunteers with organizations or businesses they are interested in and practice hard and soft employment skills while making meaningful community connections. Through this experience, 14-year-old Arc participant ALeah discovered…

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