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2021 Fall Family Workshop Series

In an effort to continue to keep individuals, families, and staff safe, the St. Louis Arc’s Family Workshop series will continue to be held in a virtual format this fall. The Family Support team continues to expand the topics offered through these workshops based on feedback from families and staff. Register and Watch Later The…

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Go the Whole 9 

FASD Awareness Month September 9 is recognized as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders FASD Awareness Day. This day, the 9th day of the 9th month, symbolizes the 9-months of pregnancy that a woman should remain alcohol free. Over the last decade, awareness efforts have grown and September is now set aside as International FASD month. The St. Louis Arc’s…

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Using Their Voices 

The St. Louis Self-Advocates, the Arc’s newest advocacy group, kicked off their summer programming in a big way. Hosting “St. Louis Self-Advocates Present: An Evening with Rep. Tracy McCreery”, the group took full advantage of the time policymakers spend working in their home districts. The young self-advocates invited local legislators to meet virtually for a question-and-answer session to ensure their voices were heard on various issues.    Advocating and…

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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…