Register Now for Fall Leisure Programs

Fall is just around the corner, which means it’s time to register for the next set of Leisure programs. The Fall 2017 Leisure Times and Registration Form is available and the deadline to register for programs is September 4, 2017. Highlights for Fall 2017: Awake, Aware, Alive. Learn about the elements of a balanced life, including mind,…

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Employer Recognition

Accommodation for Success Awards – St. Louis City and County Congratulations to Bhavik Patel, managing partner at Sandberg Phoenix & vonGontard, P.C.!  The Accommodation for Success awards committee awarded Mr. Patel the Exceptional Supporter of Inclusive Practices award.  Mr. Patel and Sandberg Phoenix & vonGontard, P.C. were nominated by the St. Louis Arc for their…

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Family Fun Nights at the St. Louis Arc

The St. Louis Arc offers many opportunities for our participants to engage in various activities including sports, music, volunteering, employment training, and more. But the Arc offers more than just programs for our participants – we also offer opportunities for participants and their families to have fun together and spend time with other families, too….

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Advocacy Isn’t Just for Professionals

What is Everyday Advocacy? Merriam-Webster dictionary defines advocacy as “to support or argue for or plead in favor of”. Being able to advocate for a cause or for oneself is important if we want or need to get the responses we desire. Many people think of advocacy as only legislative advocacy, but it is so…

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30th Annual St. Louis European Auto Show

The St. Louis Arc once again had the privilege of being the benefiting charity of the St. Louis European Auto Show. The 30th Annual St. Louis European Auto Show raised $20,000 for the St. Louis Arc. For 30 years, St. Louis European Auto Show has brought together a diverse group of car enthusiasts who own…

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FroYo for Funds

Stay Cool with Self-Serve in Support of the St. Louis Arc Want to stay cool in this hot weather, while supporting the St. Louis Arc? Come to FroYo in Creve Coeur on Thursday, July 27 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and purchase a yummy treat! FroYo will be donating 15% of all sales from 5:00-8:00…

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Great Changes Are Coming to CI!

CI is on the move! The Arc’s CI (community integration) programs will be on the move this summer!  As some of you in the Arc family may have heard, two of our CI sites will be moving to new locations later this summer.  Our current Crestwood and Creve Coeur CI locations will be moving to…

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July is Parks and Recreation Month

Parks and Recreation Month Individuals experience things differently, and the activities that the Parks and Recreation month provide are no exception. There are many benefits of Parks and Recreation month including: increasing physical activity, relaxation of the mind, bringing people closer together, and fostering collaboration. Parks and Recreation month encourages fun through the use of…

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The Impact of an Inclusive Learning Environment

Many people choose to send their children to the St. Louis Arc’s Childgarden Early Childhood Center because they value the inclusive education that is provided.  However, some people may be unclear of the real impact that inclusive schools have on all children. I would like to share a touching story with you from the Bluebirds classroom that highlights…

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A Lifetime of Support – A Staff Perspective

People around the Arc are used to hearing the phrase “a lifetime of support,” but what does that really mean? As a staff member, I know the St. Louis Arc’s high-quality supports and services exist because of an uncompromising commitment to equipping people for their best possible lives. Friendships, relationships, and community belonging are critical…