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

Paint and Pinot Night                         Calling all Crafters!
 Calling all vendors! We want you to join us on Saturday, March 16. See link for details below. Our Arc members have been working hard for the past year preparing for this public event and will be joining the craft show. Everyone is invited to see the creative craftsmanship on display at The Arc as we let loose  with Spring Fever! Visit Facebook for                                                                     More  details here.

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

February 15, 2019

Valentine Dance is Friday February 15. Doors open at 5 pm with dinner at 5:30 p.m. The fun night ends at 8:00 pm. No  jeans or t-shirts please. Non members pay $5. Members are free.

 Five-Thousand Dollar Goal

          The Arc has had a very generous offer of a $5,000 donation to establish a trust fund if The Arc can secure the remaining $5,000 over the next 6 months. The goal is to obtain $10,000 to place into a trust through the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation ensuring the future of The Arc. The Board of Directors has voted to establish a community foundation trust with the expectation the fund will continue to grow through the stock market. The interest from the trust could then be used to assist families and self advocates with needs and to ensure the longevity and existence of The Arc of Blair County. The matching gifts can be as little as a $10 donation as long as The Arc raises $5,000 within the next 6 months.  All donations should be sent to The Arc earmarked "Trust Fund".


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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