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Maintaining Skills and Routines

As stay-at-home orders began in the middle of March, it was challenging to transition to a life at home. We had routines – school, work, social activities – and those routines were uprooted in an instant. For many of the people the St. Louis Arc supports, a routine is extremely important. As everyone struggled to…

Residential Support

Helping Individuals and Families Find Their Home For more than 35 years, Mary Anne Tolliver has been supporting individuals and families in their residential goals at the St. Louis Arc. As the Director of Aging she continues to help individuals of various ages identify and achieve their vision of a good life. We recently sat…

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What is Next?

The St. Louis Arc is excited to introduce Next! Next provides focused, impactful supports for individuals with autism or learning differences. What is Next? Next provides focused, impactful supports for individuals with autism or learning differences. This division of the St. Louis Arc helps individuals navigate what is next in various aspects of their lives….

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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…

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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…

What Does it Mean to Live “Independently”?

How I Felt Before My Autism Diagnosis Recently we came across an article by Thomas Hassell, a contributor to The Mighty, titled “How I Felt Before My Autism Diagnosis”. Thomas shared how he is different now, verses when he was younger. That got us thinking about Arc participants who are transitioning to living independently, many…

New Spring Class Offerings

CONNECT is registering for its spring class series! This series allows individuals to gain knowledge and develop life skills through a variety of classes and learning opportunities. Whether your goal is to communicate clearer, learn to cook, or just get moving, CONNECT is the place for you! How to Make Conversation Thursdays, March 9 –…

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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…