Three members smile in the front sits a woman with glasses, brown hair, and a purple shirt, in the back on the left is man with a long sleeve grey shirt, in the back right is a young man with brown hair, sunglasses on top of his head and a grey, white and black striped shirt.

Community Connection Through Dinner

For  the past 10 years, the Adults with Asperger’s support group has met monthly to build community and connection. Each month, the group meets at a local restaurant or a member’s home to engage with each other, meet new friends, and explore their community. Throughout the group’s existence, they have created a space that provides…

Summer Projects

Answering Your Questions: The 5 W’s of the Arc’s Summer Projects Identifying the right summer camp for a child can be challenging. As your child gets older, fun and impactful summer opportunities for teens can be difficult to find – especially for young adults with disabilities. The St. Louis Arc has been a leader in…

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Building Employment Skills Virtually

Each October, the St. Louis Arc recognizes 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 works with individuals who want to explore finding employment, but need to build upon their skills to find competitive employment. …

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Leading the Way

When you first meet Michkeal and Samantha, it is clear that they are leaders. These two young adults are friendly, open, and excited to meet new people – perfect traits to help lead a group to empower others and connect people. The St. Louis Self-Advocates is a new group founded through the Arc this past year. Their…

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Find Your Place At the Arc

Finding your place at the St. Louis Arc is simple. With positions open in various departments in the organization, you can find a truly rewarding job empowering people to live their best life. The Arc serves more than 4,000 children, teens, and adults with autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, intellectual and other developmental disabilities. We…

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We Love Our Volunteers

The St. Louis Arc would be unable to provide the quality programs and supports we offer without the help of the hundreds of volunteers who give their time each year. As with many things over the last year, volunteering during the pandemic has brought both challenges and opportunities. So, when everything came screeching to a…

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Accreditation Accomplished

Since 1983, the St. Louis Arc has been continuously accredited by The Council on Quality & Leadership (CQL), an international non-for-profit organization. We consider this distinction a badge of honor because CQL standards are recognized by federal and state government as benchmarks for excellence. Additionally, few organizations who specialize in taking care of people with disabilities ever…

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Accreditation 2021

Over the next few weeks Arc families, participants, employees, and community partners may receive communication about the upcoming accreditation process with The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL). You may have found yourself asking, what is accreditation and why does it matter? What is Accreditation? In most jobs, employees receive annual reviews to gain feedback on how they…

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Meet Blaire

She’s spunky and independent. With a radiant smile and infectious laugh. That’s how you’ll remember four-year-old Blaire. Working her way down the stairs in her bright pink helmet. Striking a pose for the camera wearing her biggest hair bow. Insisting on the tricycle – not the wagon – when she’s outside with her friends. “We…