Autism Speaks Town Hall

The St. Louis Arc is excited to partner with Autism Speaks for a Transition to Adulthood Town Hall. On Thursday, August 8 a panel of experts will discuss how to begin planning for your child or teen with autism to transition to adulthood. In addition to local experts, the panel will also include an area…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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…

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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…

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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…

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Caregiver Stress: Taking Care of You

As support grows for the RAISE Family Caregivers Act, we reflect on the long term impact of caring for a family member with a disability. Along with the many joys of caring for your loved one, the data shows that caregivers of children and adults with disabilities have significantly more stress than others and that…