It began when a small group of St. Louis area families decided that all children had a right to an education, medical care, and places to play — regardless of their disabilities.

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Since 1950, people with disabilities and their families have been placing their trust with the St. Louis Arc. Today, the St. Louis Arc serves more than 4,000 children, teens, and adults with autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

We connect individuals and their families to:

Our core values of respect, collaboration, and empowerment drive everything we do.