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 Night


Friday, November 14, 2014

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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 from the Arc

September 27, 2014

Healthy Relationships - It is time to have the talk! Join us next week, Wednesday, October 8, for a candid presentation designed to keep people with disabilities out of prison and safe from predators. The presentation, taking place at The Arc of Blair County from 9 am to 1 pm, is for self-advocates and parents. Topics will include social media and sexting, changing behaviors during menopause, and exploring the option of dating for your son or daughter. You do not want to miss this important topic presented by Dr. Michelle Garcia from Texas and Dr. Beverly Frantz from Philadelphia.

Paint and Pinot Night - We are back for more fun and creative painting on Friday, November 14. The theme for this paint class is cornucopia. Don't worry if you have never painted before or do not believe you have artistic ability. The steps are simple and novices are encouraged to attend. The cost is $35 and includes appetizers, all paint supplies and soft drinks. You are welcome to bring a bottle of wine, or favorite adult beverage. The Arc will provide the cups and openers.  Register by calling The Arc at 814.946.1011. Must be 21 years old and over. Hurry, spots fill quickly.

Line Dancing Schedule Changes - There will not be line dancing on Wednesday, October 1 or October 8. Please keep Joyce, the instructor, in your prayers as her family is going through a medical crisis.


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