Preparing for the Upcoming Elections

Now, more than ever, it is important to register to vote. In addition to voting for the next President of the United States, we are also electing senators, representatives, and other important officials. The men and women who win during this election will be the ones to take action towards a more inclusive community. We…


Identify, Plan, and Achieve Your Life Goals

As a professional life coach, I have the privilege of working one-on-one with young people as they transition to adulthood. I speak with individuals and their parents, to help them recognize their goals and develop a plan to make their dreams a reality. Each person’s goals are different, and occasionally life presents road blocks that make…


Caregiver Stress: Taking Care of You

As support grows for the RAISE Family Caregivers Act, we reflect on the long term impact of caring for a family member with a disability. Along with the many joys of caring for your loved one, the data shows that caregivers of children and adults with disabilities have significantly more stress than others and that…


Going the Whole 9 Months of Pregnancy without Alcohol

What’s the big deal about an occasional glass of wine, bottle of beer, or cocktail during pregnancy? If you have ever asked this question, you are not alone! As you research or seek advice about healthy pregnancy practices, you might feel overwhelmed by the contradictory information about alcohol. The St. Louis Arc’s Go the Whole…


Calling All Kids and Teens!

Recently, the Fall 2016 Leisure Times debuted! The St. Louis Arc offers nearly 40 different recreation programs from sports to cooking classes. While there is something for everyone, we’d like to highlight our two social skills groups. These two classes work with children and teens to understand what social skills are and how to apply…


KMOV-TV Spotlights Childgarden

KMOV News 4 Schools aired a segment about the benefits of inclusive education and highlighted the great work of Childgarden Early Childhood Center. To watch the entire piece, click here.


Autism Invitational Raises $200k for St. Louis Arc

Ninety-six golfers descended onto the beautiful Boone Valley Golf Club on Monday, August 22, 2016 for the 7th Annual Autism Invitational. The picture-perfect weather and scenic golf course provided a magnificent backdrop for an event that raised more than $200,000 for the St. Louis Arc’s autism services. The dream team of Dave Fahrenhorst, Mike Corrigan…


An Inclusive Start in a Diverse World

What’s So Special about Inclusive Childcare? Choosing the right child care setting for your child or family member is one of the most important choices you’ll make in their early years. We all want to provide a safe and nurturing daily experience for the children we love, and every child deserves a loving and respectful…


Changes to Leisure Registration

In years past, some families have opted to register for our Leisure programs through our old website. With the launching of our new website, our online registration process is going away temporarily.   In the meantime, please download the 2016 Fall Leisure Programs listing and registration form and return it to: St. Louis Arc/Leisure Services Attention: Accounts…