Why Wait? Start Planning for 2018!

Attend a Workshop Now, to Plan for Next Year Each year many people use the New Year holiday as a time to set goals and start the year off on the ‘right foot’. The St. Louis Arc is giving families and community members the opportunity to get a jump start on their 2018 goals. The…

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for reflection on the people and things for which we are grateful.  The St. Louis Arc is very fortunate to be a part of the lives of over 4,000 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. To be entrusted with the care of someone’s family member is truly an honor…

St. Louis Arc Welcomes New Vice President of Autism and Clinical Services

The St. Louis Arc is pleased to welcome the newest member of the Executive Leadership Team, Michael Quinn, Ph.D. as Vice President of Autism and Clinical Services. In the newly created role, Dr. Quinn will oversee Belle Children’s Services, along with all autism and behavioral intervention services across the St. Louis Arc. Dr. Quinn will also actively lead the strategic planning for…

The Importance of Employment

As we approach the end of October, the St. Louis Arc would like to recognize National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This national campaign raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. The St. Louis Arc’s Supported Employment team was busy in fiscal year 2017, supporting 100 individuals with disabilities obtain…

Not A Single Drop

Go The Whole 9 This spring the St. Louis Arc partnered with Webster University students to create a public service announcement for the Go the Whole 9 campaign. Go the Whole 9 is an awareness campaign funded through the Department of Mental Health, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse and the United Way to educate…

Partnership and Engagement in the Community

Developing relationship and partnerships throughout the community is the purpose of the Community Integration (CI) program. This includes working closely with area college students who are considering careers working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Over the past 10 years, the CI program has developed partnerships with a number of area colleges and…

United Way of Greater St. Louis

Giving Starts at Home

United Way Campaign Each year, the St. Louis community shows incredible generosity by donating to the United Way Campaign. As a proud member agency, the St. Louis Arc was allotted $573,158 in 2017. Funding from the United Way allows the Arc to provide children’s therapies, recreation programs, vocational training, prevention, family education, and more. The…

Teens Having Fun

Exciting Happenings for Teens

Summer is over and your teen is probably adjusting to a new school year. The Arc is here to support their development with one of several teen programs. Whether your teen could use some assistance with their social skills, or they just want to stay active and meet new friends, the Arc’s Leisure department has…

Family Workshop

Fall Family Workshops

The St. Louis Arc provides a wide range of educational workshops throughout the year. The Fall Family Workshop Brochure is now available, offering over 20 different sessions! These workshops provide valuable information from experts in the community, at no cost to attendees.  In addition to broadening your knowledge on a subject, the workshop series offers an…