Our Mission: To improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families through advocacy,
Contrary to popular myth, The Arc programs ARE still running weeknights.
Should there be any changes to a schedule, or should Covid numbers get too high that
we need to temporary halt classes, The Arc website and The Arc Facebook account will
be the places we announce decisions. All decisions regarding classes are constantly
monitored and is a fluid situation.
The schedule of nightly classes posted in The Arc September newsletter remains
in effect as does the safety precautions. Hope you can join us!
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
September 17, 2021
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The Arc of Blair County is changing the COVID-19 protocols for the general public. Though The Arc never shut down due to COVID, we did require appointments to enter the building. Beginning Monday, August 16, 2021, The Arc's main door will be open and no appointments are necessary to enter the building. However, it is The Arc policy that masks be worn for ANYONE entering the building, regardless of vaccination status. In the event Blair County positivity rate goes above 5%, the doors to The Arc of Blair County will be locked and appointments will be necessary to meet with staff. At 10% or greater, Arc programs and classes for its members will not take place but building remains available for general public to enter with appontment. There are additional protocols for Arc members and Arc programs which will be published in the September issue of The Arc Action Newsletter or can be found on The Arc's Facebook page. Staff and employees will continue to mask for the safety of the community.
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.