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

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The Arc will be hosting several trainings for self-advocates and families on a variety of topics in the spring. Check this site regularly for updates & schedules.         More information to come
                      at a later date!

The Arc of Blair County

The Arc of Blair County believes that persons with developmental disabilities are valuable members 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


Click this link for an easy way to tell your legislators what you think about many current issues....

Latest News from the Arc

January 17,  2018

      Please call before stopping at The Arc to be sure someone is available to assist  you. We do not want you to make a wasted trip. Many times we are out of the office assiting others. Thank you.

Did you register for the pillow making class or the pottery class. Details are inside the newsletter! 

An opportunity you do not want to miss. The Arc runs a wonderful art program led by experienced art instructors. Everyone is welcome and no art experience is necessary. Please call The Arc at 946-1011 to register. Thanks to the Wolf-Kuhn Foundation for making this program possible.

There are several new programs being offered during the winter months. Keep reading the Arc Action newsletter each month for some of the new activities being planned.

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 60 years of advocacy experience. Resources on a variety of topics are available


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