Alex Sitting Outside the Arc

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…

Family Enjoying Cardinals Game

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…

Volunteers Make A Difference

Make A Difference Day This Saturday, October 22, we celebrate Make A Difference Day. On this day, volunteers across the country will work towards the common goal of improving the lives of others in their communities.  Make A Difference Day is not only one of the largest, single days of service, it is also a…

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Candidates Respond to Questionnaire on Disability Issues 

CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR STATEWIDE OFFICE While the general focus of the November 8, 2016 elections has been on the presidency, it is important to remember the state and local races that will make a difference in our daily lives.  This fall, the St. Louis Arc partnered with 13 other Missouri organizations to ask candidates about…

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Helping Us Provide the Best Quality Services

Over the past few weeks Arc families, participants, employees, and community partners may have received communication about the upcoming accreditation process with The Council on Quality and  Leadership (CQL).  You may have found yourself asking, what is accreditation and why does it matter? What is accreditation? In most jobs, employees receive annual reviews to gain…

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Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month

This October we celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) in the United States. This is a time to celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities and to educate the public about the value of a diverse workforce. This year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month theme is “#InclusionWorks.” The St. Louis Arc believes strongly in…

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Preparing for the Upcoming Elections

Now, more than ever, it is important to register to vote. In addition to voting for the next President of the United States, we are also electing senators, representatives, and other important officials. The men and women who win during this election will be the ones to take action towards a more inclusive community. We…

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Identify, Plan, and Achieve Your Life Goals

As a professional life coach, I have the privilege of working one-on-one with young people as they transition to adulthood. I speak with individuals and their parents, to help them recognize their goals and develop a plan to make their dreams a reality. Each person’s goals are different, and occasionally life presents road blocks that make…