Poster with a black chalkboard background overlaid with mathematical equations. In the center of the poster, on a diagonal, is a black rectangle bordered by small teal, yellow and red rectangles. It features the 2022 NDEAM theme, “Disability: Part of the Equity Equation,” along with an equation composed of several graphics: a circular photo of a woman in a wheelchair working at a computer with colleagues, followed by a plus sign, followed by a square image of a woman who uses crutches viewing a document with a colleague, followed by an equal sign, followed by a light bulb icon. Across the top of the rectangle in small, white letters are the words National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Along the bottom in small white letters is the hashtag “NDEAM” followed by ODEP’s website address, dol.gov/ODEP. In the lower right corner in white lettering is the DOL seal followed by the words “Office of Disability Employment Policy United States Department of Labor.”

Success with Employment Services

Each October, the St. Louis Arc recognizes National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This national campaign raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. The Employment Services team at the Arc support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve their employment goals.   Meet Noah Noah began his employment journey…

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Building Employment Skills Virtually

Each October, the St. Louis Arc recognizes National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This national campaign raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. The St. Louis Arc’s Supported Employment team works with individuals who want to explore finding employment, but need to build upon their skills to find competitive employment. …

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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…

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Preparing for Employment

Sharon’s Tips & Tools To recognize National Disability Employment Awareness Month Sharon Spurlock, Director of Family Support, shares how to use the Life and Employment Guide from Charting the LifeCourse. The LifeCourse tools help individuals and family members clarify their vision of a great future. In this video, Sharon explains how individuals can explore incorporating…

Job Coaching through Supported Employment

Recognizing Great Employees

The St. Louis Arc is the provider of choice for many individuals with disabilities when it comes to employment. The Arc’s Supported Employment team works with individuals through pre-employment, job discovery, exploration, development, coaching, and retention. The goal of our work is to help an individual not just find a job, but begin and excel…

Introducing Arc’s Open Family Center

Keeping up with the information needed to make informed choices can be daunting and it’s easy to be overwhelmed by overload and anxiety. During our most recent strategic plan, the St. Louis Arc continued our commitment to provide families with information when they need it and in a variety of formats to meet each person’s learning…

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Supported Employment

Empowering All October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This year’s theme is “America’s Workforce: Empowering All.” Observed each October, NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents. The benefits to work include financial independence and security, increased self-confidence, personal…

Coaching at Fox Theatre

Creating Relationships with Area Employers

The Importance of Employer Partners At the St. Louis Arc we don’t simply help someone find a job, we support an individual to find meaningful employment. In order to achieve this goal, the St. Louis Arc is constantly creating relationships with area employers to help build their work force with reliable employees. We need our…

The Importance of Employment

As we approach the end of October, the St. Louis Arc would like to recognize National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This national campaign raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. The St. Louis Arc’s Supported Employment team was busy in fiscal year 2017, supporting 100 individuals with disabilities obtain…

Bhavik Patel receiving award

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…