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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As news and information regarding the coronavirus, COVID-19, continues to evolve, so does our response to the situation. Check here for the most recent information on programs.

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Virtual Yoga, Dance, and Music

Kick off the new year by staying active and engaged – virtually! As the pandemic continues and we see less daylight and colder temperatures, it is important to find ways to stay connected to others. The St. Louis Arc offers fun, unique virtual classes and programs for people with disabilities through our Leisure department. There…

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A Message of Gratitude

From the President and CEO A quote, which is a favorite of mine, is attributed to Fred Rogers, aka Mister Rogers. He said, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’…

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