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…

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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…

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Calling All Kids and Teens!

Recently, the Fall 2016 Leisure Times debuted! The St. Louis Arc offers nearly 40 different recreation programs from sports to cooking classes. While there is something for everyone, we’d like to highlight our two social skills groups. These two classes work with children and teens to understand what social skills are and how to apply…