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 NightWinter is here, so stay tuned to this page for any updates on program cancellations. Typically cancellations do not occur until 4:00 p.m. We try not to cancel and yet many of our program instructors have a distance to get to The Arc. 

Happy New Year! May you ring in the new decade with optimism and hope. Let's make 2020 the start of something great and may you end the year a better person, changing the world, than when it began.


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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from The Arc of Blair County

January 20, 2020

There was an error in the newsletter (of course there was!).  It was listed that square dancing would start back up January 9th but it actually will not start until Thursday, January 23. Oops! Sorry for the confusion! See you January 23 for square dancing. 

What are your hobbies? 
Call The Arc of Blair County at 814-946-1011 if you would like to see a class or program offered. Is there something you always wanted to try? Do you have specific interests but have no one to share them with? Let us know and we will do our best to begin offering a class.

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 60 years of advocacy experience. Resources on a variety of topics are available.




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