Back to School Tips and Tools

The Arc continues to share valuable resources from the Charting the LifeCourse framework. These resources can be used by anyone to think about what their good life would look like and to plan for the future. In this edition of Sharon’s Tips and Tools, Sharon Spurlock talks with a few young adults who were active…

Fall Leisure Times Now Available

Fall Leisure program registration is now open. The 2019 Fall Leisure Times outlines the wide variety of recreational opportunities the St. Louis Arc provides to people of all ages and abilities.  These programs offer ways for individuals to have fun, stay fit, meet new people, experience new things, or learn a new skill. Last year…

Aging Adults in North County

In the summer of 2017, the St. Louis Arc introduced a new program, Aging With Empowerment (AWE). The AWE program was designed to better meet the needs of older individuals with developmental disabilities. The program encourages older adults to explore interests, build relationships, and remain active in the community. New to North County The St….

Arc in the Park

Summer Fun

The school year is coming to an end and warm weather is in full swing. Julie Thompkins, Family Navigator for the St. Louis Arc, has assembled a list of activities, events, and parks for Arc families to enjoy. This list provides options for families whether your goal is to get active outside or to escape…

learning social skills

What is Next?

The St. Louis Arc is excited to introduce Next! Next provides focused, impactful supports for individuals with autism or learning differences. What is Next? Next provides focused, impactful supports for individuals with autism or learning differences. This division of the St. Louis Arc helps individuals navigate what is next in various aspects of their lives….

Exploring Art

This spring the St. Louis Arc’s Community Engagement (CE) program held an eight-week art class for participants. Spearheaded by the Far West CE site, the program enrolled 25 individuals in the class, representing all six of the CE and AWE sites. Each class began with a review of the materials being used: brushes, canvas, and…

Residential Opportunities

Finding a place to call home can be a challenging process. We can help. The St. Louis Arc is currently looking for adults who are seeking a unique residential opportunity. We offer experiences that maximize an individual’s independence, while providing 24-hour support to ensure a safe and healthy environment. Residential options with the St. Louis…

Katharine Rug

Ask the Dietitian

A newly released study states that “people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have poorer health outcomes and are more at risk for a number of secondary health conditions compared to nondisabled people.” (Friedman, 2019)  This year the St. Louis Arc has set a goal of implementing a broad Nutrition Initiative focused on promoting healthy eating…

Register for Spring and Summer Programs

The 2019 Spring and Summer Leisure Times is now available! Registration is due by March 15. The Arc’s Leisure team offers many opportunities for teens and adults with disabilities to stay active and engaged. New this season is the Arc’s Ukulele Club! This new program allows participants to learn a new instrument while promoting social…

Smiling in front of the St. Louis Arc

Planning for Summer

It is difficult to begin thinking about summer when we’ve spent most of January battling cold, snow, and ice. For families of teens and young adults, however, summer is right around the corner. Summer programs are often hard to find, registrations are due early, and they tend to fill-up extremely fast. The St. Louis Arc…