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Accreditation Accomplished

Since 1983, the St. Louis Arc has been continuously accredited byThe Council on Quality & Leadership(CQL), an international non-for-profit organization. We consider this distinction a badge of honor because CQL standards are recognized by federal and state government as benchmarks for excellence. Additionally, few organizations who specialize in taking care of people with disabilities ever…

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A Message of Gratitude

From the President and CEO A quote, which is a favorite of mine, is attributed to Fred Rogers, aka Mister Rogers. He said, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping….

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Achieving Outcomes Together

Like much of St. Louis, the participants and staff at the Arc followed the St. Louis Blues on their journey to their first Stanley Cup win. The Community Engagement (CE) team in particular is known to have several die-hard fans among them. As the Blues began pre-season play this week, 160 of the Arcs staff…

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Find a Job You Love

Make a difference. Work for the St. Louis Arc! The St. Louis Arc employs more than 300 people who provide direct support to people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. From college students working in our summer teen programs to people starting a new career, Arc employees are provided the training needed to be successful in…

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Love is in the Air

St. Louis Arc helps people with disabilities, through various supports, live their best lives and to be part of their community. Many of us consider a number of factors when determining what our best lives will look like. Jobs, friends, family, hobbies, significant others all contribute to what we consider meaningful and what we want…

St. Louis Arc Strategic Plan 2019-2022

What is Strategic Planning? Strategic planning is a process used by nonprofit agencies, businesses, and organizations, which empowers agencies to review and evaluate programs while planning for the future. The process provides an opportunity to reassess services and ensure that an agency is doing their best to fulfill their mission. Every four years, the St….

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Partnership and Engagement in the Community

Developing relationship and partnerships throughout the community is the purpose of the Community Integration (CI) program. This includes working closely with area college students who are considering careers working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Over the past 10 years, the CI program has developed partnerships with a number of area colleges and…

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National Nurses Week

Thank You St. Louis Arc Nurses With over 600 staff at the St. Louis Arc, we have many amazing people making a difference in the lives of those we support. This week we take the time to thank four of those amazing staff members, Alice, Sara, Mele, and Bernice our St. Louis Arc nurses! These…

What is Person Centered Planning?

Person Centered Planning is a process used to help people with disabilities identify what they want their life to look like. The process is often used in Individual Education Plans (IEP), Individual Family Plans (IFP), and Individual Support Plans (ISP). What makes Person Centered Planning unique is that the individual receiving support drives the process…

Now Seeking Applications for Interns and Practicum Students

At the St. Louis Arc, we greatly value the practicum students and interns who join us each semester. These students help us provide quality programs, and allow us to learn new perspectives and up to date practices. We enjoy working with students from a variety of schools, both in and out of town, and students…