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.

A man and boy are posing for the camera.

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 4,500 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.

The St. Louis Arc utilizes an anonymous, online reporting system (Syntrio) through Lighthouse. Click Here to learn more.

Syntrio is an independent provider that assists your organization to identify improper activity. We are committed to protecting the identity of all persons who use our secure reporting system. Reports are submitted by Syntrio to the organizations designee, and may or may not be investigated at the sole discretion of the organization. Although we will not disclose your identity without your express permission, it is possible that your identity may be discovered during an investigation of the matter reported because of information you have provided.