learning social skills

What is Next?

The St. Louis Arc is excited to introduce Next! Next provides focused, impactful supports for individuals with autism or learning differences. What is Next? Next provides focused, impactful supports for individuals with autism or learning differences. This division of the St. Louis Arc helps individuals navigate what is next in various aspects of their lives….

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…

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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…

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,…

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….

Spring Break Camp

Spring break is a typically a time of fun and relaxation for students. But for parents, they more often find themselves stressed about the upcoming break. Where will my child go during that week? How can I keep my child engaged and active, instead of just sitting around the house? The St. Louis Arc understands…

Teens Having Fun

Exciting Happenings for Teens

Summer is over and your teen is probably adjusting to a new school year. The Arc is here to support their development with one of several teen programs. Whether your teen could use some assistance with their social skills, or they just want to stay active and meet new friends, the Arc’s Leisure department has…

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Supporting Positive Behavior in Teens

Lindsey Moore, Behavior Specialist and Carly McElvaine, Leisure Coordinator offer strategies they use to support positive behavior in teens.  Each topic will follow the story of an individual who is dealing with a specific problem. While this article will relate to situations at the St. Louis Arc’s summer programs, the strategies can be adapted to other…