Our Mission: To improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families through advocacy, education, support and socialization.
Bocce is starting back up! We are going to slowly ease our way back into classes and programs. The first
step will be opening the Bocce courts in July. Please read The Arc newsletter for details. Also, another wood working class is planned for August. See details below.
Let's Stay Connected: The Arc of Blair County has started 'virtual' programs. These are web based classes that allows us to see one another and connect with friends while doing fund things like playing BINGO or trivia games. It is so simple to join us! Call The Arc Blair at 814.946.1011 and we will get you started on our virtual programs. No cost and all are welcome to join.
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.
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Altoona, PA 16602
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from The Arc of Blair County
July 9, 2020
The Arc of Blair County would like to slowly begin opening its doors to the public and to begin programs and activities again.
We will start with Bocce. Since this is an outdoor activity we thought it would be a good way to 'test the waters'.
There will be changes on how The Arc of Blair County conducts programs. We are limited the number of people that will be permitted at each program.
The rules for Bocce are:
1. You must register and be given a time slot. The Arc will only allow 6 people at one time to enter the backyard premises. If you arrive without registering, you will be asked to leave and to schedule for the following week.
... keep reading the remaining rules in The Arc newsletter or on Twitter and Facebook...
WINE AND GLASS WOOD PROJECT
The Arc will offer another wood project on Wednesday, August 12. There is no need to worry if you have never been near a power tool. The Arc has offered wooden projects several times and each time participants really seem to enjoy the class. Call 946-1011 to register.
The Arc of Blair County is reopening its offices to the public on Monday, July 6. There will be precautions taken and masks must be worn to enter the building. If possible, we would prefer to continue and meet outside in the parking lot for drop off and pick up of items. Please only enter the building if it is absolutely necessary.
The Arc of Blair County will continue its 'virtual' activities. If interested in Zoom programs, please contact the office at 814.946.1011.
The Arc offices have remained open throughout COVID-19 so please do not hesitate to contact us.
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.