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Congratulations to Shanae J. on being named the November Employee of the Month at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital.  Shanae has been working in Environmental Services for the past eight months, providing SSM’s exceptional level of customer service while cleaning and sanitizing patient rooms. Shanae was able to obtain this role with the assistance of…

Staying Active This Winter

The Leisure Winter registration deadline is Friday, December 9! Don’t forget to review Leisure Times  and submit your registration for upcoming programs.  Our Leisure department offers classes and activities for children, teens, adults, and families.  Download the winter edition of Leisure Times to view all available programs and details on how to register. One program…

Teaching with a Team of Support

Inclusive Schools Week is an annual event sponsored by the Inclusive Schools Network, held this year December 5-9. This year the theme is “Champions of Inclusion.”  Johanna Ross, a Lead Teacher at Childgarden Early Childhood Center, shares with us what teaching in an inclusive classroom means to her. Teaching in an Inclusive Classroom I’ve been teaching in…

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Make A Difference This Tuesday

What is Giving Tuesday? Celebrated the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday is a day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.  #GivingTuesday celebrates generosity by providing people everywhere with an opportunity to give more, give smarter, and give great. Lifetime of Support A few short weeks ago we introduced you to Alex,…

Happy Thanksgiving

Taking Time To Give Thanks! Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends. The St. Louis Arc is so privileged to support over 4,000 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. We are grateful to support you and your loved ones, and we are thankful you are a part of our Arc Family. Happy Thanksgiving!…

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Arc Benefits From Wells Fargo’s and Londoff’s Generosity

The St. Louis Arc recently received a check for $5,100 from Wells Fargo Dealer Services, proceeds from a recent fund raising promotion between Wells Fargo and Johnny Londoff Chevrolet. “We are most grateful to Johnny for arranging for the Arc to be the beneficiary of Wells Fargo Dealer Services’ generosity through this special promotion,” said…

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Meet Alex

At 22, Alex Ott is a confident, well-spoken and thoughtful young man. Just like anyone in their twenties, he loves to spend time with his family and friends and is often found at the swimming pool. He currently volunteers at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital and is working with St. Louis Arc staff to land…

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Accreditation: Bringing Everyone Together

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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Thank You to All of the Caregivers

Caregivers come in many forms, from parents and siblings to extended family and friends. In November, we celebrate National Caregiver Month. This month allows us to take a moment to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. The theme for the 2016 National Family Caregivers Month is “Take Care to Give Care”. We understand…

St. Louis Arc and Beyond Housing Team Up for Preschoolers

Working Together to Prepare for Kindergarten In 2010, Beyond Housing partnered with community leaders and residents within the Normandy Schools Collaborative to launch the 24:1 Initiative.  The name references the 24 local municipalities that comprise the Normandy geographical footprint.  Belle Children’s Services of St. Louis Arc was there at the start, sharing a vision of…