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Ask the Dietitian

A newly released study states that “people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have poorer health outcomes and are more at risk for a number of secondary health conditions compared to nondisabled people.” (Friedman, 2019)  This year the St. Louis Arc has set a goal of implementing a broad Nutrition Initiative focused on promoting healthy eating…

Register for Spring and Summer Programs

The 2019 Spring and Summer Leisure Times is now available! Registration is due by March 15. The Arc’s Leisure team offers many opportunities for teens and adults with disabilities to stay active and engaged. New this season is the Arc’s Ukulele Club! This new program allows participants to learn a new instrument while promoting social…

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Love is in the Air

St. Louis Arc helps people with disabilities, through various supports, live their best lives and to be part of their community. Many of us consider a number of factors when determining what our best lives will look like. Jobs, friends, family, hobbies, significant others – all contribute to what we consider meaningful and what we…

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Planning for Summer

It is difficult to begin thinking about summer when we’ve spent most of January battling cold, snow, and ice. For families of teens and young adults, however, summer is right around the corner. Summer programs are often hard to find, registrations are due early, and they tend to fill-up extremely fast. The St. Louis Arc…

Arc Escapes

Explore the Midwest

In July of 2017, the St. Louis Arc embarked on a new adventure. Arc Escapes was created to provide individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities an affordable and safe option to explore the Midwest.  Since the summer of 2017, the Arc has taken six weekend getaway trips with 34 individuals traveling to new cities. Trips…

Transitioning to a New Year

Transitions can bring feelings of joy, fear, nervousness, or uncertainty. As we transition to a new year, the Arc would like to highlight the ways we support individuals and families during transitional periods of their lives. Children This past fall, the Family Support team welcomed Julie Thompkins in the new role of Family Navigator. In…

A Season for Celebration

As 2018 comes to a close, we are grateful for the successes of the year. We have the privilege to celebrate with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families as they achieve goals, reach milestones, and live their best lives. We are grateful to the many generous supporters whose donations to the Arc…

Human Rights Month

Each year Human Rights Month is recognized in December, honoring the month in which the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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20 Years Strong

This year’s Shoot-N-Hoops Basketball Clinic will be held Sunday, December 9 at Webster University. For the past 20 years, the Webster University Men’s basketball team, and their head coach, Chris Bunch, have made the Shoot-N-Hoops Basketball Clinic a part of their annual tradition. Participating Arc athletes learn different basketball drills including dribbling, shooting and blocking…

Meet Chakeeta

Chakeeta Thomas grew up in north St. Louis County.  She loved to learn new things, however she recognized early on that learning was a challenge.  She struggled at home, sharing a small space with her grandmother and two brothers. In spite of her obstacles, Chakeeta made it a goal to live independently. Through hard work…