Jump Start 2023

As a new year begins, many people look for opportunities to try new things, expand their networks, or develop new skills. The St. Louis Arc has many programs available to support people with disabilities and their families, and several still have openings.   Families and Individuals ARCH In-home Residential Support St. Louis Arc’s ARCH program (Assistance…

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Respite Re-Enrollment Process Underway

St. Louis Arc’s ARCH program (Assistance with Residential Care in the Home) can give family members caring for a child or adult with an intellectual or developmental disability, extra support. ARCH, also referred to as “respite”, reimburses primary caregivers at a standard rate for short-term relief services. These services can be received either in their own…

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Meet Jake

Make An Impact During Giving Tuesday Making Choices, For a Life in the Community Jake Martine will tell you his ultimate goal in life is to “live and dream big.” And to Jake, that means having fun in life, having a job, a home of his own, getting married and having a family, growing big…


2021 Fall Family Workshop Series

In an effort to continue to keep individuals, families, and staff safe, the St. Louis Arc’s Family Workshop series will continue to be held in a virtual format this fall. The Family Support team continues to expand the topics offered through these workshops based on feedback from families and staff. Register and Watch Later The…

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Awareness in a Digital World

A year ago, many of our lives were turned upside down as we settled into life during a pandemic. Throughout the year, our work, school, entertainment, social lives, and even visits with grandma, have all been done using technology. While cell phones and computers have long been a part of our lives, the pandemic has…


Educational Sessions and Workshops

The Arc’s Family Support team is committed to connecting families with resources and providing opportunities for support and growth. The department is currently offering two ways for family members, participants, and interested individuals to further their knowledge. The Arc’s longstanding Family Workshop series will continue to be offered virtually this winter. Workshops are led by leaders in…


Voting Registration

Election Day is on November 3 and the deadline to register to vote in Missouri is October 7. Use the power of your vote to have your voice heard! We encourage everyone to check your voter registration to ensure you are registered. What is Your Plan? Now is the time to make your voting plan….

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Ask the Expert

The St. Louis Arc is honored to host a question and answer session with Dr. Kerry Magro on October 14, 2020. Dr. Kerry Magro is an award-winning professional speaker, best-selling author and autism consultant to the HBO series Mrs. Fletcher that aired last Fall. He started professional speaking 9 years ago via the National Speakers Association and has spoken at over 900 events during that time.

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What’s Happening

Podcasts, webinars, online meetings, Zoom scavenger hunts, virtual game nights. The current offering of programs from the St. Louis Arc not only brings about a new vocabulary but is also bringing a new or renewed interest in the agency’s events. Whether you are new to the Arc or are just having trouble maintaining your new…

Family Support in a Time of Need

The Arc’s Family Support team is committed to connecting families with resources and providing opportunities for support and growth. Not even a pandemic could stop them from being a support system for the many families throughout the Arc community. From talking to overwhelmed family members to offering virtual workshops and support groups, the Arc is…