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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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Thank You Volunteers

Volunteer Appreciation Week – April 16-20 Volunteers play many important roles at the St. Louis Arc. The largest and most visible group of volunteers are those working in a direct support role. This group is made up of compassionate and fun-loving individuals that regularly socialize with the people we support, and facilitate fun activities out…

Diagnosing Autism

In honor of National Autism Awareness month, the Arc’s Vice President of Autism and Clinical Services, Dr. Michael Quinn explains how individuals are screened and diagnosed with autism. Autism Screening and Diagnosis Diagnosing autism can be difficult because there are no medical tests, such as a blood test, to make a diagnosis. Clinical professionals study…

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