Metro CE at Missouri Botanical Gardens

Pathways to Partnership: Missouri Botanical Gardens

For more than a decade the St. Louis Arc has been a proud community partner with the National Historic Landmark, Missouri Botanical Garden. One of the oldest botanical gardens in the United States, the mission of the Garden is to discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment in order to preserve and enrich life. Throughout…

Party in the Parking Lot

You’re Invited: Party in the Parking Lot

Saturday, May 19 The St. Louis Arc’s Leisure Services invites you to the 6th Annual Party in the Parking Lot. This sellout event is the perfect opportunity to catch up with old friends or make new ones. The Arc’s parking lot is transformed into a party to remember with Club 1177’s own DJ Lauren playing…

Sand Volleyball Meetup group

CONNECTing Your Gifts to Building Community

On Wednesday, May 2, St. Louis Arc will participate in Give STL Day. The event is a 24-hour, online day-of-giving designed to ignite the spirit of giving across the region and support causes in the St. Louis area where we live, work, and play. In 2012, we were asked to create a social opportunity for…

Williams and Brennan Superheroes for Kids

Superheroes for Kids

On Thursday, April 19 over 400 guests assembled for a cosmic cocktail party benefiting the St. Louis Arc. The 2018 Superheroes for Kids event, presented by World Wide Technology, Lion Forge, and Steward Family Foundation, raised more than $275,000 for Arc programs. KMOX’s Charlie Brennan served as the evening’s emcee, narrating the adventures of the…

Group Volunteers

Thank You Volunteers

Volunteer Appreciation Week – April 16-20 Volunteers play many important roles at the St. Louis Arc. The largest and most visible group of volunteers are those working in a direct support role. This group is made up of compassionate and fun-loving individuals that regularly socialize with the people we support, and facilitate fun activities out…

Diagnosing Autism

In honor of National Autism Awareness month, the Arc’s Vice President of Autism and Clinical Services, Dr. Michael Quinn explains how individuals are screened and diagnosed with autism. Autism Screening and Diagnosis Diagnosing autism can be difficult because there are no medical tests, such as a blood test, to make a diagnosis. Clinical professionals study…

The Joy of Music

Creative Music Making 2018 Now in its ninth year, Creative Music Making (CMM) gathered Arc participants, St. Louis Symphony musicians, and Maryville University music therapy students for three harmonious days of music. Thirty individuals participated this year, ranging in ages from 21 to 81, culminating with a performance at Maryville University on the evening of…

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

The crack of the bat, the roar of the crowd, the sea of red…spring training is in full swing and baseball season is around the corner! Join us for a Cardinals game and help an Arc participant with an intellectual or development disability access enriching leisure programs regardless of their ability to pay. The St….

Spring Break Camp

Spring break is a typically a time of fun and relaxation for students. But for parents, they more often find themselves stressed about the upcoming break. Where will my child go during that week? How can I keep my child engaged and active, instead of just sitting around the house? The St. Louis Arc understands…