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


             We are defintelty having an artisan class this Monday, May 17 in the evening, 
             5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. There is not a description because it comes down to
             the weather. If the weather is nice and we can be outside, we will be doing a
             very cool modern project. If it is raining then it will be a different creative 
              project done inside. Registration is required. And we are still masking at The 
              Arc until we see the positivity rate decrease in Blair County. 

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

May 10, 2021

Monday evenings: Bocce at 6 pm
Tuesday evenings: Art&craft 5:30 pm
Thursday evenings: Square Dance 6:15

 More details to follow with starting dates and possible other programs. Reference blue box above.

The Arc of Blair County is no longer allowing access to the building without an appointment. Instead, we are only allowing one person into the building at a time and who has made an appointment and is wearing a mask. This is due to the increased positivity rate of COVID-19 in Blair County and Arc staff members having been exposed to people who tested positive.

We no longer believe it safe for our staff to integrate with the general public. The Arc will be practicing a drop off/pick up protocol through the door whenever possible, thereby promoting further safety protocols.

The positivity rate is too high to take any chances with someone who has a compromised immune system.

Rest assured The Arc will continue to advocate as all of our meetings are being conducted virtually. The Arc staff is still available to return emails, answer phone calls and conduct business, albeit a little differently.

The Arc will also continue weekly Zoom program for our members to be able to socialize and connect with friends.

Thank you for your patience. We shall get through this.

"One minute of patience, ten years of peace" ~ Greek Proverb

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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