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MOD Pizza – People First

“Welcome to MOD Pizza!” Walk into any MOD Pizza, and you’ll be warmly and loudly welcomed by the staff behind the counter and in the dining room. MOD Pizza takes being a welcoming place to a higher level. It’s part of their mission – their people-first mission. Spreading MODness means many things, but mostly it…

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The 27th Annual St. Louis Arc Golf Tournament

The 27th Annual St. Louis Arc Golf Tournament Was a Hole-In-One! One hundred sixty-two golfers enjoyed a beautiful day of golf at the Country Club of St. Albans on Monday, May 22.  This year’s tournament raised $250,000 to support the programs and services of the St. Louis Arc. The weather was absolutely perfect and the…

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CONNECT to Your Community through Meet Up

CONNECTING to Your Community If you stopped into the Rock Hill Trainwreck Saloon on a Friday in early May, you may not have thought it any different than any other Friday. There were people chatting, eating, or watching a game on TV. However, on this particular Friday, 35 people from our Meet Up group were spread…

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May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month Each year, the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition encourages all Americans to #MoveInMay. Why? It’s National Physical Fitness and Sports Month! What a perfect time to focus on being more active, and becoming a healthier you! National Physical Fitness and Sports Month were designated to…

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National Nurses Week

Thank You St. Louis Arc Nurses With over 600 staff at the St. Louis Arc, we have many amazing people making a difference in the lives of those we support. This week we take the time to thank four of those amazing staff members, Alice, Sara, Mele, and Bernice – our St. Louis Arc nurses!…

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Thank You Teachers

Celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Week During the first full week in May, the National Education Association (NEA) celebrates National Teacher Appreciation Week. The celebration, according to the NEA, has two main goals: Thank America’s teachers for their commitment to students and for their work to create great public schools for every student. Encourage talented and…

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Superheroes for Kids

Celebrating Childgarden Over 350 guests joined the St. Louis Arc for the annual Superheroes for Kids event on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The event, raising over $275,000 for children’s programs, is made possible through the leadership and creativity of honorary co-chairs, Mary and David Steward II, and event chairs, John and Mimi Londoff. The evening…

Sharing Advice in Honor of Autism Awareness Month

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, we sat down with several parents from the Arc’s Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) early intervention program at Childgarden Early Childhood Center. The Early Start Denver Model, or ESDM, is a curriculum used by St. Louis Arc therapists when interacting with children with an autism spectrum disorder. The program…

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Join the Arc for Children’s Music Groups

What are Children’s Music Groups? Children’s music groups utilize music therapy techniques and principles that support children in developing abilities that are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives. Classes assist children in learning to be successful in a small group setting, while having fun. A music therapist leads the classes, bringing with…

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What is Person Centered Planning?

Person Centered Planning is a process used to help people with disabilities identify what they want their life to look like. The process is often used in Individual Education Plans (IEP), Individual Family Plans (IFP), and Individual Support Plans (ISP). What makes Person Centered Planning unique is that the individual receiving support drives the process…