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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

January 12, 2022
See more info above in blue

The Arc is hosting a winterfest, an afternoon to get together and enjoy winter in Central Pennsylvania. Think hot cocoa, s'mores by the fire, and photo opportunities with backdrops and props for unique photo's. See flyer link above in blue box.

Join us for a fun new game to do on Saturday, February 5 from 3 pm to 6 pm.!! The Arc is going to host an activity which will get us outside, exploring Altoona, and receiving 'surprises'.

The fun begins by joining The Arc on Zoom where you will receive more details and your first 'clue'. Once you figure out where the first Altoona location is, drive to that local landmark and receive a treat. Someone will be waiting to give you your next 'clue'. Don't worry if you cannot figure the answer to the clue. We have a plan for that and will explain on the Zoom call. 

The game continues with clues to well-known places in Altoona. It is a puzzle and a race all in one with 'surprises' at each stop! The last destination is a well known place that most Arc members have visited many times. We will all gather there and will end the game with a celebration of winter foods and fire pit.

You must register for this activity so we have enough 'surprises' ready. Register by calling The Arc at 814.946.1011. Should the weather be bad that day (it won't, we already check with Mother Nature) then the date for all this fun will be Saturday, February 12 at the same time, 3 pm to 6 pm.

*  Check the blue box above weekly for program updates. All the information is also in the newsletter, although some situations are fluid so the most recent updates are on the website. 

* This just in! Square Dancing is going on a TEMPORARY pause also. The instructor is nervous to conduct a class where everyone holds hands while COVID numbers are so high. Square Dancing will begin OUTDOORS starting in May and will occur on a weekly basis again versus once per month indoors.

* Covid positivity rates are very high right now. Keep watching this website to see if programs and classes are taking place at The Arc. It is a class by class, week by week, decision. More info above in blue section above.

* Please mask when entering The Arc building. Thank you.

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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