Family Workshop

2018 Family Workshop Calendar

The 2018 Family Workshop Series provides individuals, family members, and people within the community an opportunity to learn more about a wide range of subjects, all for free! This spring the Family Supports team is offering more than 20 workshops to choose from. The first workshop for spring will be held on January 31: Summer…

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Why Wait? Start Planning for 2018!

Attend a Workshop Now, to Plan for Next Year Each year many people use the New Year holiday as a time to set goals and start the year off on the ‘right foot’. The St. Louis Arc is giving families and community members the opportunity to get a jump start on their 2018 goals. The…

Family Workshop

Fall Family Workshops

The St. Louis Arc provides a wide range of educational workshops throughout the year. The Fall Family Workshop Brochure is now available, offering over 20 different sessions! These workshops provide valuable information from experts in the community, at no cost to attendees.  In addition to broadening your knowledge on a subject, the workshop series offers an…

Family Fun Night

Family Fun Nights at the St. Louis Arc

The St. Louis Arc offers many opportunities for our participants to engage in various activities including sports, music, volunteering, employment training, and more. But the Arc offers more than just programs for our participants – we also offer opportunities for participants and their families to have fun together and spend time with other families, too….

Grace Mehan at Duffy's Pub and Grill

Creative Music Making

For the past six years, the St. Louis Arc has partnered with the St. Louis Symphony and Maryville University Music Therapy program for Creative Music Making. Grace Mehan, a long time Arc participant shared her experience as a musician in this year’s program. My Experience in Creative Music Making I was one of the many…

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Spread the Word

On March 1, 2017 the nation observed Spread the Word to End the Word, a day dedicated for society to stop and think about the use of the R-word. At the St. Louis Arc, the Social Justice Committee honored the day by asking the question “Which words would you like people to use to describe…

Registration is now open for 2017 Winter/Spring Family Workshops

The Family Workshop Series is designed to provide in-depth information on topics related to supporting family members with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These workshops provide valuable information from experts in the community, at no cost to attendees.  In addition to broadening your knowledge on a subject, the workshop series offers an opportunity for family members…

Giving Tuesday

Make A Difference This Tuesday

What is Giving Tuesday? Celebrated the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday is a day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.  #GivingTuesday celebrates generosity by providing people everywhere with an opportunity to give more, give smarter, and give great. Lifetime of Support A few short weeks ago we introduced you to Alex,…

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Meet Alex

At 22, Alex Ott is a confident, well-spoken and thoughtful young man. Just like anyone in their twenties, he loves to spend time with his family and friends and is often found at the swimming pool. He currently volunteers at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital and is working with St. Louis Arc staff to land…

Family Enjoying Cardinals Game

Thank You to All of the Caregivers

Caregivers come in many forms, from parents and siblings to extended family and friends. In November, we celebrate National Caregiver Month. This month allows us to take a moment to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. The theme for the 2016 National Family Caregivers Month is “Take Care to Give Care”. We understand…