Back to School Tips and Tools

The Arc continues to share valuable resources from the Charting the LifeCourse framework. These resources can be used by anyone to think about what their good life would look like and to plan for the future. In this edition of Sharon’s Tips and Tools, Sharon Spurlock talks with a few young adults who were active…

Fall Leisure Times Now Available

Fall Leisure program registration is now open. The 2019 Fall Leisure Times outlines the wide variety of recreational opportunities the St. Louis Arc provides to people of all ages and abilities.  These programs offer ways for individuals to have fun, stay fit, meet new people, experience new things, or learn a new skill. Last year…

Autism Speaks Town Hall

The St. Louis Arc is excited to partner with Autism Speaks for a Transition to Adulthood Town Hall. On Thursday, August 8 a panel of experts will discuss how to begin planning for your child or teen with autism to transition to adulthood. In addition to local experts, the panel will also include an area…

Celebrating Parks and Recreation

Each July we celebrate Park and Recreation Month, recognizing the importance of parks and recreation in the lives of individuals. At the St. Louis Arc the Leisure Services team works throughout the year to help people develop an appreciation of recreation and parks while engaging with their community. Leisure Summer Programs The Arc’s summer programs,…

Aging Adults in North County

In the summer of 2017, the St. Louis Arc introduced a new program, Aging With Empowerment (AWE). The AWE program was designed to better meet the needs of older individuals with developmental disabilities. The program encourages older adults to explore interests, build relationships, and remain active in the community. New to North County The St….

Sharon’s Tips and Tools

The St. Louis Arc provides information connecting families to resources in a variety of ways. From phone calls and email inquiries, to workshops and in-person meetings, family members and individuals with disabilities look to the Family Support team for resources and referrals daily. This spring we’ve begun sharing key resources through the use of video….

Arc in the Park

Summer Fun

The school year is coming to an end and warm weather is in full swing. Julie Thompkins, Family Navigator for the St. Louis Arc, has assembled a list of activities, events, and parks for Arc families to enjoy. This list provides options for families whether your goal is to get active outside or to escape…

Enjoying pizza

Find a Job You Love

Make a difference. Work for the St. Louis Arc! The St. Louis Arc employs more than 300 people who provide direct support to people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. From college students working in our summer teen programs to people starting a new career, Arc employees are provided the training needed to be successful in…

learning social skills

What is Next?

The St. Louis Arc is excited to introduce Next! Next provides focused, impactful supports for individuals with autism or learning differences. What is Next? Next provides focused, impactful supports for individuals with autism or learning differences. This division of the St. Louis Arc helps individuals navigate what is next in various aspects of their lives….

Exploring Art

This spring the St. Louis Arc’s Community Engagement (CE) program held an eight-week art class for participants. Spearheaded by the Far West CE site, the program enrolled 25 individuals in the class, representing all six of the CE and AWE sites. Each class began with a review of the materials being used: brushes, canvas, and…