Our Mission: To improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families through advocacy, education, support and socialization.

             The next artisan class will take place Wednesday, June 23, from 5:30 pm
              to 7:30 pm. Please note change of day of week. You must register for this
             class. It will be outdoors. We will be cutting wood and using corks to create
             letters of our first name for our bedroom door/wall or letters of our last name
             to hang on our front door or entryway. Click the link below for a sample photo.
               Also, visit The Arc's window display in downtown Altoona at the Central
               PA Community Foundation on 11th Avenue, across from the Cardiology

The Arc of Blair County

The Arc of Blair County believes that persons with developmental disabilities are valuable memā·bers of society and have the same rights as all citizens. They have the right to a free and appropriate education in an integrated setting, the right to live in a comfortable residence in their own local community, the right to protection from health and safety hazards in their environment, the right to work at a meaningful wage in a vocation appropriate to their talents, the right to social and personal relationships and the right to participate in the recreational and cultural activities of their community. It is the vision of Arc of Blair County to foster, protect and nurture these rights.

The Arc of Blair County serves as an important voice for persons with disabilities and their families.

The Arc of Blair County

431 Jackson Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602

Phone:  814-946-1011
Fax:  814-946-1013

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Latest News-Updates
from The Arc of Blair County

June 11, 2021

Stop by the Central Pa Community Foundation on 11th Ave in downtown Altoona. They are featuring The Arc of Blair County in their storefront window.


Monday evenings: Bocce at 5 pm. That is five oclock.
Tuesday evenings: Drumming 6:30 pm begins June 22
Wednesday evenings: Artisan recycle projects beginning at 5:30 pm
Thursday evenings: Square Dance 6:15

Reference blue box above.

The Arc of Blair County is no longer allowing access to the building without an appointment. Instead, we are only allowing one person into the building at a time and who has made an appointment and is wearing a mask. This is due to the increased positivity rate of COVID-19 in Blair County and Arc staff members having been exposed to people who tested positive.

We no longer believe it safe for our staff to integrate with the general public. The Arc will be practicing a drop off/pick up protocol through the door whenever possible, thereby promoting further safety protocols.

The positivity rate is too high to take any chances with someone who has a compromised immune system.

Rest assured The Arc will continue to advocate as all of our meetings are being conducted virtually. The Arc staff is still available to return emails, answer phone calls and conduct business, albeit a little differently.

Thank you for your patience. We shall get through this.

"One minute of patience, ten years of peace" ~ Greek Proverb

Concerned About Issues? Are you worried about the lack of funding for people with disabilities in the state budget? Do you have concerns about competitive employment because of a disability? Are you worried about services following high school? Contact The Arc of Blair County to discuss your individual situation. We have over 65 years of advocacy experience. Resources on a variety of topics are available.




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