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


 Join us for Crafting for Profit on Monday's. Click here for more information.  There is nothing to lose
and possible employment or extra spending money.
This program was made possible through a grant from the Central Pennsyvlania Community Foundation.

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

August 13, 2018

       We are SORRY for the last minute notice but Ramona's neighborhood is flooding and she cannot make it into craft class so we are canceling for tonight, Monday, August 13. Everyone stay safe! 
        A big shout out to the Altoona Sunrise Rotary for a fabulous golf tournament to benefit The Arc of Blair County. We had so much and thank everyone who donated, sponsored, volunteered, golfed, or participated in any way to make the day successful. Platinum sponsors, who have all been platinum for over 10 years, include: 84 Lumber, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Pepsi, M&T Bank, and Sheetz. Thank you, thank you, thank you.


       The Arc is raffling Penn State Tickets. $2 per ticket or a book for $20. Includes game admission for 2 and parking passes. We are drawing for all 6 home games and participants can win multiple games if name drawn. Call The Arc to get your tickets! 

     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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