Group Volunteers

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…

The Joy of Music

Creative Music Making 2018 Now in its ninth year, Creative Music Making (CMM) gathered Arc participants, St. Louis Symphony musicians, and Maryville University music therapy students for three harmonious days of music. Thirty individuals participated this year, ranging in ages from 21 to 81, culminating with a performance at Maryville University on the evening of…

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

The crack of the bat, the roar of the crowd, the sea of red…spring training is in full swing and baseball season is around the corner! Join us for a Cardinals game and help an Arc participant with an intellectual or development disability access enriching leisure programs regardless of their ability to pay. The St….

Spring Break Camp

Spring break is a typically a time of fun and relaxation for students. But for parents, they more often find themselves stressed about the upcoming break. Where will my child go during that week? How can I keep my child engaged and active, instead of just sitting around the house? The St. Louis Arc understands…

Tacky Prom for a Cause

On Friday, January 19 over 600 people gathered at St. Louis University High School for the St. Louis Arc’s annual Friends and Family Trivia Night. The trivia night was first hosted in 2002 to benefit Belle Children’s Services. Seventeen years later, the trivia night raised a record amount of $32,000 for Children’s Services at the…

Make Your Voice Heard in 2018

The start of a new year brings a fresh perspective to many, and new opportunities to initiate change. It is a time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the potential in the year to come.  As we reflect on 2017, we see a year that provided self-advocates and their allies many…

Family Workshop

2018 Family Workshop Calendar

The 2018 Family Workshop Series provides individuals, family members, and people within the community an opportunity to learn more about a wide range of subjects, all for free! This spring the Family Supports team is offering more than 20 workshops to choose from. The first workshop for spring will be held on January 31: Summer…