Announcement from the Arc

Resources for Families During COVID-19

The St. Louis Arc is working hard to assist children and families during this time. We have gathered resources for families, including resources for food, education, utilities, technology, and more. Many Arc programs and services are offering virtual meetings using Zoom. Zoom is a free, easy to use app that can be used on your…

Artist and Volunteer in class

Active in the New Year

Staying active during the winter and spring months often helps individuals keep a positive attitude, stay healthy, and maintain their social network. There is still time to register for several Leisure programs for the winter and spring season. Contact the program lead listed below to find out more information or visit the online registration page…

volunteers at Arctoberfest

Make A Difference

Each year, on the fourth Saturday in October, volunteers across the country participate in Make A Difference Day.  Make A Difference Day is not only one of the largest, single days of service, it is also a call to action. This past weekend volunteers answered the call by engaging with residents and families at the…


Awake, Aware, Alive

Your day has begun and out of nowhere something happens that causes you stress. It could be unexpected traffic or maybe you spill coffee on your clothes. It could be something more serious like an accident that triggers your anxiety. How do you react? What do you do to calm down in that moment? This…


Preparing for Employment

Sharon’s Tips & Tools To recognize National Disability Employment Awareness Month Sharon Spurlock, Director of Family Support, shares how to use the Life and Employment Guide from Charting the LifeCourse. The LifeCourse tools help individuals and family members clarify their vision of a great future. In this video, Sharon explains how individuals can explore incorporating…

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….