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

 Other programs include Line Dancing resuming on August 19 and Bocce each Tuesday in the backyard at 6:00 pm. NEW COVID-19 PROTOCOLS IN PLACE. More details under Latest News below.                                  


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

August 13, 2020

Thursday, August 13 from 5:30-7:00 pm

First in a Series - Financial Planning for Family Caregivers – In-Person and Online Attendance Options
Presented by Becky Stevens, Financial Advisor for Morgan Stanley.
When your client’s child or other family member has special needs, they face unique wealth planning challenges that other families don’t.

Line Dancing Returns August 19
It will be inside back to the normal schedule of Wednesday's at 6:30 pm.

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. You are REQUIRED to sign up in order to participate. Masks mandatory.

Masks must be worn to enter the building and social distancing occurring once inside. 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.




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