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

The August class postponed until Sept. Lots of choices with the Andy Warhol theme. Registration opening soon.
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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


Click this link for an easy way to tell your legislators what you think about many current issues....

Latest News from the Arc

August 19, 2016

THANK YOU ALTOONA SUNRISE ROTARY!  It was a beautiful day for golfing and the Altoona Sunrise Rotary put on a fabulous outing with the proceeds benefiting The Arc of Blair County and Blair County Special Olympics. We heart Sunrise Rotary! Thank you to the sponsors because without them, there would be no tournament: Pepsi, M&T Bank, 84 Lumber, Highmark, Sheetz, BBI, Newborn Enterprises, ETA, Highland Tank, Apex, First Energy Foundation, Fiore True Value, S&T Bank, UPMC, Lee Industries, Dr. David and Colleen Montrella, Lee Industries, GES, Reliance Bank, Allegheny Trucks and E.B. Endres Millwork. To the many Course, Tee, Skill and Donations made, our everlasting gratitude.

NIAGARA FALLS BUS TRIP:  The Arc is paying for a bus trip and hotel cost for one Arc member plus one support person. See newsletter for details on how to register.

End of Summer Programs: The last art class for Fun Friday's will be August 19 and the last boccee night out will be Tuesday, August 23.

Concerned About Issues? Are you worried about the lack of a 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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