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Withhundreds of privateandstate programssupporting more than 4,000 individuals and families, navigating the vast world of supports at the St. Louis Arc can be overwhelming.Additionally, as individualsdevelop and age, so may their needs and interests.The Arc strives to assist people in finding the right resources, whether offered internally orexternally.The Arc has identified several key staff rolesto better assist individuals and familiestoprovide guidedsupportthroughout the lifespan.

The Arcs variousnavigatorshelp individuals and families navigating the many systems and resources available.The navigators goal is to provide peoplewith much needed support in discovering the information they need, connecting with peers, and obtaining resources and services that will benefit the family.

How a Navigator Can Support You and Your Family:

  • Provide resource information specific to your familys needs
  • Referral to supporting programs within the Arc andwithin thecommunity
  • Connection with peers through support groups and direct connections
  • Advocacy and navigation of IEPs and school processes as well as ISPs
  • Identifying care options
  • Finding options to expand your circles of support
  • Navigation of the Department of Mental Health (DMH), Medicaid waivers, and funding options
  • Access to provider lists and support in referrals
  • Determining what programs to apply to and how (considering wait lists, timelines, eligibility)

The Arc encourages families and individuals to connect witha navigator as you transition between ages or programs, or if you just have a general question of support. The Arc continues toidentify new ways to support people with disabilities and their families in living their best lives.

How to Contactan ArcNavigator:

To get started, please call our main line at 314-569-2211 and ask for our Eligibility and Intake Family Navigator orclick here to submit a web inquiry form.