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Leading the Way

When you first meet Michkeal and Samantha, it is clear that they are leaders. These two young adults are friendly, open, and excited to meet new people – perfect traits to help lead a group to empower others and connect people. The St. Louis Self-Advocates is a new group founded through the Arc this past year. Their…

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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.’…

Season’s Greetings

The St. Louis Arc wishes you a joyous holiday season and a peaceful New Year.   Did you miss the Arc’s virtual holiday party? Don’t forget to check out “Home for the Holidays” to celebrate what we’ve accomplished during a year like no other.

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Meet Blaire

She’s spunky and independent. With a radiant smile and infectious laugh. That’s how you’ll remember four-year-old Blaire. Working her way down the stairs in her bright pink helmet. Striking a pose for the camera wearing her biggest hair bow. Insisting on the tricycle – not the wagon – when she’s outside with her friends. “We…

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Inclusion is Powerful

Shortly after Adeline Liss was born, her parents, John and Lisa, knew Adeline needed extra support. A friend who needed similar support for their child introduced the family to Belle Children’s Services, where six-month-old Adeline received vital early childhood therapies. Though they would not receive a diagnosis for her rare chromosomal condition until she was…

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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…

A Season for Celebration

As 2018 comes to a close, we are grateful for the successes of the year. We have the privilege to celebrate with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families as they achieve goals, reach milestones, and live their best lives. We are grateful to the many generous supporters whose donations to the Arc…

Meet Chakeeta

Chakeeta Thomas grew up in north St. Louis County.  She loved to learn new things, however she recognized early on that learning was a challenge.  She struggled at home, sharing a small space with her grandmother and two brothers. In spite of her obstacles, Chakeeta made it a goal to live independently. Through hard work…

Meet the Seger Family

When first meeting the Seger family, most people will be immediately drawn to the energetic, smiling young brothers. These boys are typical brothers – they argue, are competitive, they play fight, and they watch out for each other. The Seger family has been part of the St. Louis Arc since 2013. Both Tanner and Dominic…