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

Join us on Monday, September 28, for customized canvas artwork. You must register for this class. Detail below under the 'Latest News' Section. This class is designed to be creative and a frustration release class!
             The Arc of Blair County and Skills of Central PA are partnering on a series of workshops. YOGA and meditation is being offered next week. See below for more details.


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

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Latest News-Updates
from The Arc of Blair County

September 12, 2020

Winners of Raffle Drawing
September 12, 2020
on Facebook Live

400 Tickets sold by Arc of Blair County Board of Directors

Tickets Drawn By:
Neil Hollander, President of The Arc of Blair County Board
and Michael Eardley, Board of Director for The Arc of Blair County

Special Thanks to Joe Keller and the Rosenbaum/Roberts/Smith family for donating non-monetary prizes

1. $250 - Linda Zorger - Ticket Number 077

2. $50 - Ray Held - Ticket Number 288

3. Four club seats Pittsburgh Pirate Game-Mike Fitch-Ticket number 204

4. $50 - Ray Held - Ticket Number 286

5. $250 - Kirsten Stratton - Ticket Number 149

6. $50 - John Radionoft - Ticket Number 017

7. $50 - Chris Jancula - Ticket Number 032

8. $100 - Connie Traficante - Ticket Number 062

9. $50 - Donna Messner - Ticket Number 159

10. $100 - Suzanne Bowser - Ticket Number 365

11. $250 - Michelle Hazenstab - Ticket Number 191

12. Two Penn State Football Game Tickets VS. Michigan 2021- Mike Kranich - Ticket Number 024

13. Week stay at Condo at the Royal Plum Club in Marathon Florida - Jean Geist - Ticket Number 384             

14. $500 - Tammi Foose - Ticket Number 218

15. $1,000 - Alissa Wiley - Ticket Number 023

16. Norman Rockwell Print - Alex Miller - Ticket Number 292

Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Presented by Sharon Green, Director of Bloom Yoga and Wellness

With a focus on family caregivers of people with intellectual disabilities, Sharon Green will lead a class on Mindfulness and Meditation that can be done in-person at The Arc of Blair County or online from the comfort of your home. There will be gentle, accessible stretching and breathing exercises to help alleviate stress and promote mindfulness.
An RSVP is required. For online attendance, Zoom call information will be provided upon your RSVP. Please contact our Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Katie Jeddeloh, with your RSVP and indicate if you will be attending online or in-person. Katie can be reached at or at 814.238.3245 ext. 238. We hope you will join us for one or all of these useful events

Personalized Inspirational Canvas Art
The Arc is offering a class that should be lots of fun and a little messy. The class is customized art work - canvas with your own personal words - splattered in paint. This class is in the backyard of The Arc. Masks required. Paint shirt and old clothes required. We will be throwing paint! Everyone will take home their unique canvas. Limited number to participate. Must register. Date is Monday, September 28, from 4 pm to 6:30 pm.  We need to start early so we can end early as the nights are quickly becoming cooler and darker. 

Masks must be worn to enter the building and social distancing occurring once inside. If possible, we would prefer to continue and meet outside in the parking lot for drop off and pick up of items. Please only enter the building if it is absolutely necessary.

The Arc of Blair County will continue its 'virtual' activities. If interested in Zoom programs, please contact the office at 814.946.1011.

The Arc offices have remained open throughout COVID-19 so please do not hesitate to contact us.

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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