Supporting Positive Behavior in Teens

Lindsey Moore, Behavior Specialist and Carly McElvaine, Leisure Coordinator offer strategies they use to support positive behavior in teens.  Each topic will follow the story of an individual who is dealing with a specific problem. While this article will relate to situations at the St. Louis Arc’s summer programs, the strategies can be adapted to other…

New Spring Class Offerings

CONNECT is registering for its spring class series! This series allows individuals to gain knowledge and develop life skills through a variety of classes and learning opportunities. Whether your goal is to communicate clearer, learn to cook, or just get moving, CONNECT is the place for you! How to Make Conversation Thursdays, March 9 –…

Community Integration

Partnering in the Community

Individual volunteers are an important part of the St. Louis Arc. But equally as important are our volunteer partnerships throughout the St. Louis Community that have long standing relationships with the Arc’s Community Integration (CI) program. The Arc’s CI program provides individuals opportunities to explore their community on a daily basis through a mix of…

Call your legislator

Starting 2017 with the Need for Arc Advocates

As many of us are aware, Congress and the new administration is currently trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare.  The timing is unclear but the expected vote is to happen before President’s Day, February 20, 2017. The Issue Enactment of the ACA was the most significant law for people…

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Recruiting for the Arc Advantage

We sat down with the St. Louis Arc’s Recruiting Team to learn more about the hiring process and what the Arc is looking for in new hires for 2017. How often does the St. Louis Arc hire? With over 600 full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees, we are always looking for quality, dedicated staff. We hold…

Registration is now open for 2017 Winter/Spring Family Workshops

The Family Workshop Series is designed to provide in-depth information on topics related to supporting family members with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 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 opportunity for family members…

Weather Advisory

Weather Advisory

Due to anticipated inclement weather, all Community Integration programs will be CLOSED on Friday, January 13, 2017. Check back for additional updates – we will post as them become available.      

Giving Tree

Giving For Over 20 Years

St. Louis Arc’s Annual Giving Tree For over 20 years, the St. Louis Arc has partnered with businesses and individuals in the St. Louis community for the St. Louis Arc Giving Tree. This year, 220 children were identified from our Capable Kids and Family, Parents Learning Together, and Belle Children Services programs for the Giving…

Webster Shoot n Hoops

Shoot ‘n Hoops: Working Together to Build New Skills

For the past 18 years, the St. Louis Arc has partnered with Webster University for the Shoot ‘n Hoops Basketball Clinic. This year’s clinic, held on December 3, was taught by the Webster University Men’s Basketball team. Twenty-eight Arc participants attended the clinic where they spent the morning running different basketball drills including dribbling, shooting…