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….

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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…

Understanding Autism

The Disability May Be Invisible, But the Person Is Not Autism is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. Over the last 10-15 years, awareness and understanding of autism has grown significantly. However, in my role as Vice President of Autism and Clinical Services at the St. Louis Arc, I…

Job Coaching through Supported Employment

Recognizing Great Employees

The St. Louis Arc is the provider of choice for many individuals with disabilities when it comes to employment. The Arc’s Supported Employment team works with individuals through pre-employment, job discovery, exploration, development, coaching, and retention. The goal of our work is to help an individual not just find a job, but begin and excel…

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Love is in the Air

St. Louis Arc helps people with disabilities, through various supports, live their best lives and to be part of their community. Many of us consider a number of factors when determining what our best lives will look like. Jobs, friends, family, hobbies, significant others – all contribute to what we consider meaningful and what we…

Transitioning to a New Year

Transitions can bring feelings of joy, fear, nervousness, or uncertainty. As we transition to a new year, the Arc would like to highlight the ways we support individuals and families during transitional periods of their lives. Children This past fall, the Family Support team welcomed Julie Thompkins in the new role of Family Navigator. In…

Human Rights Month

Each year Human Rights Month is recognized in December, honoring the month in which the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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20 Years Strong

This year’s Shoot-N-Hoops Basketball Clinic will be held Sunday, December 9 at Webster University. For the past 20 years, the Webster University Men’s basketball team, and their head coach, Chris Bunch, have made the Shoot-N-Hoops Basketball Clinic a part of their annual tradition. Participating Arc athletes learn different basketball drills including dribbling, shooting and blocking…

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A Lifetime of Memories

My mother was an amazing cook. Honestly, everyone wanted a care package from her when they were sick. Her Thanksgiving feast for her family of 10, and all their mates and friends, were massive and legendary.  One of my mother’s traditional Thanksgiving dishes, however, rarely got eaten – the lime green Jell-O ring with pineapples and…

Meet the Saputos

Guiding Families

At the St. Louis Arc, supporting the whole family is a vital part of our mission. No one understands that more than the Saputo family. Peter and Susan Saputo are quintessential St. Louisans. Born and raised here, they met, married and brought twin boys, Jack and Joe, into the world 18 years ago. Susan states,…