Celebrating Parks and Recreation

Each July we celebrate Park and Recreation Month, recognizing the importance of parks and recreation in the lives of individuals. At the St. Louis Arc the Leisure Services team works throughout the year to help people develop an appreciation of recreation and parks while engaging with their community. Leisure Summer Programs The Arc’s summer programs,…

Register for Spring and Summer Programs

The 2019 Spring and Summer Leisure Times is now available! Registration is due by March 15. The Arc’s Leisure team offers many opportunities for teens and adults with disabilities to stay active and engaged. New this season is the Arc’s Ukulele Club! This new program allows participants to learn a new instrument while promoting social…

Smiling in front of the St. Louis Arc

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…

Arc Escapes

Explore the Midwest

In July of 2017, the St. Louis Arc embarked on a new adventure. Arc Escapes was created to provide individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities an affordable and safe option to explore the Midwest.  Since the summer of 2017, the Arc has taken six weekend getaway trips with 34 individuals traveling to new cities. Trips…

participants playing basketball

20 Years Strong

This year’s Shoot-N-Hoops Basketball Clinic will be held Sunday, December 9 at Webster University. For the past 20 years, the Webster University Men’s basketball team, and their head coach, Chris Bunch, have made the Shoot-N-Hoops Basketball Clinic a part of their annual tradition. Participating Arc athletes learn different basketball drills including dribbling, shooting and blocking…

Meet the Saputos

Guiding Families

At the St. Louis Arc, supporting the whole family is a vital part of our mission. No one understands that more than the Saputo family. Peter and Susan Saputo are quintessential St. Louisans. Born and raised here, they met, married and brought twin boys, Jack and Joe, into the world 18 years ago. Susan states,…

Playing golf

Celebrating 30 Years of Golf

This summer the St. Louis Arc’s Leisure Services celebrated 30 years of its highly popular golf program. The program began in 1988 at the suggestion of volunteer John Russell. John worked with Arc staff, as well as Mike Miller from Paradise Valley Golf Course to get the program up and running. Thirty years later, the…

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…

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….