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

   The craft class is scheduled for Monday, December 13. We 
   will be painting a holiday wreath on canvas. Class begins at
   6:30 p.m. Registration is required by calling The Arc at 814.946-     1011.  

    The cooking class is also a holiday themed class set for             
    Monday, December 6. Class begins at six p.m. Registration is        required.


The Arc of Blair County

The Arc of Blair County believes that persons with developmental disabilities are valuable memā·bers 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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from The Arc of Blair County

November 24, 2021
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Check the blue box above weekly for program updates.

Covid positivity rates are very high right now. Keep watching this website to see if programs and classes are taking place at The Arc. It is a class by class, week by week, decision. More info above in blue section above.

The Arc of Blair County is changing the COVID-19 protocols for the general public. Beginning Monday, August 16, 2021, The Arc's main door will be open and no appointments are necessary to enter the building. However, it is The Arc policy that masks be worn for 
ANYONE entering the building, regardless of vaccination status.

In the event Blair County positivity rate goes above 5%, the doors to The Arc of Blair County will be locked and appointments will be necessary to meet with staff. ANYONE NOT FULLY VACCINATED WILL BE UNABLE TO ATTEND AN ARC CLASS OR PROGRAM. This includes support staff and caregivers. The person attending the program or class cannot remain unless everyone is fully vaccinated. 

At 10% or greater, Arc programs and classes for its members will not take place but building remains available for general public to enter with appointment. Staff and employees will continue 
to mask for the safety of the community.

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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