Our Vision: All individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities will live fulfilling lives,
are fully integrated into the community and are vibrant members of society.
Mission: To improve the quality of life for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
nd their families through advocacy, education, support and socialization.
Our Values: Our Values: The Arc of Blair County Values individuals with intellectual and developmental
isabilities by honoring abilities, respecting choices, helping achieve possibilities, and supporting safety
Movie night/picnic is Friday, August 19 from 8 pm to 11 pm. Bring a lawn chair or
blanket. Call The Arc at 814.946.1011 if you wish to attend.
All are encouraged to attend the safety event on Monday, August 22, at 6 pm. The
Altoona Fire Department will be hand with mock simulators of fire extinguishers.
The Red Cross will teach how to use a defibrillator and basic first aid. Call to save
your spot, 814.946.1011.
The ukulele class on September 23 is cancelled.
The Arc of Blair County
The Arc of Blair County believes that persons with developmental disabilities are valuable mem⁷bers 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
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from The Arc of Blair County
August 17, 2022
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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.