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Launching into New Areas

The St. Louis Arc is excited to announce the expansion of Launch into St. Charles County and Jefferson County. With the support of funding from DDRB and DD Advocates, the expansion offers qualifying residents of St. Charles County and Jefferson County free access to the virtual Launch program.   Next and Launch In 2019 the St. Louis Arc launched Next,…

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Navigating Supports 

With hundreds of private and state programs supporting more than 4,000 individuals and families, navigating the vast world of supports at the St. Louis Arc can be overwhelming. Additionally, as individuals develop and age, so may their needs and interests. The Arc strives to assist people in finding the right resources, whether offered internally or externally. The Arc has identified several key staff roles to…

NextEd Challenge

One of life’s major milestones is stepping out on your own for first time. Whether you move to a college dorm, find a roommate and an apartment in the city, or you rent or buy your first home; taking that first step can be daunting. Next, the St. Louis Arc’s transition department, is offering a…

Leisure Registration is Open

As we spring forward to warmer and sunnier days, now is a great time to start planning for more fun and engaging activities! The Spring and Summer 2021 Leisure Times is now available and registration is open. The St. Louis Arc’s Leisure department is offering numerous programs designed to promote socialization, meet new friends, learn…

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Awareness in a Digital World

A year ago, many of our lives were turned upside down as we settled into life during a pandemic. Throughout the year, our work, school, entertainment, social lives, and even visits with grandma, have all been done using technology. While cell phones and computers have long been a part of our lives, the pandemic has…

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Mixing It Up

Community Engagement (CE) and Aging With Empowerment (AWE) continue to engage participants in a unique and challenging format. As a result of the pandemic, the programs cannot run in-person at full capacity, and some participants are actively choosing to stay home. With seven sites across St. Louis, the programs are offering both in-person and virtual…

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April Fools’ Day Run

All of the Fun, None of the Run While we haven’t been able to get together to cheer on our Cardinals & Blues during the annual Arc Night events, we still have some Leisure fun headed your way! Join the St. Louis Arc and the Leisure team for the April Fools’ Day Fun Run! All…

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Educational Sessions and Workshops

The Arc’s Family Support team is committed to connecting families with resources and providing opportunities for support and growth. The department is currently offering two ways for family members, participants, and interested individuals to further their knowledge. The Arc’s longstanding Family Workshop series will continue to be offered virtually this winter. Workshops are led by leaders in…

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Virtual Yoga, Dance, and Music

Kick off the new year by staying active and engaged – virtually! As the pandemic continues and we see less daylight and colder temperatures, it is important to find ways to stay connected to others. The St. Louis Arc offers fun, unique virtual classes and programs for people with disabilities through our Leisure department. There…

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A Message of Gratitude

From the President and CEO A quote, which is a favorite of mine, is attributed to Fred Rogers, aka Mister Rogers. He said, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’…