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

The Arc is in need of items for programs we plan to conduct beginning in the spring. Items needed are: wine corks (not plastic ones), wine bottles (empty, obviously), non glass bottles (milk QUARTER gallon, soda bottles, etc), and plastic grocery bags (any color is fine). Please fill a plastic grocery bag and drop off at 
The Arc. Thank you so much!

Zoom classes take place weekly. All are welcome! Join us as we do so many creative programs. This is a great way to stay connected and build a social network yet is safe. Call The Arc at 814.946.1011 for more details.

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

February 19, 2021

See above in blue of items needed for art projects beginning in March of 2021.

We have received a lot of phone calls about offering a COVID vaccine. We are attempting to secure vaccines for Arc of Blair County members and will be in touch via telephone to our members needing/wanting a vaccine.

The Arc of Blair County is no longer allowing access to the building without an appointment. Instead, we are only allowing one person into the building at a time and who has made an appointment and is wearing a mask. This is due to the increased positivity rate of COVID-19 in Blair County and Arc staff members having been exposed to people who tested positive.

We no longer believe it safe for our staff to integrate with the general public. The Arc will be practicing a drop off/pick up protocol through the door whenever possible, thereby promoting further safety protocols.

The positivity rate is too high to take any chances with someone who has a compromised immune system.

Rest assured The Arc will continue to advocate as all of our meetings are being conducted virtually. The Arc staff is still available to return emails, answer phone calls and conduct business, albeit a little differently.

The Arc will also continue weekly Zoom program for our members to be able to socialize and connect with friends.

Thank you for your patience. We shall get through this.

"One minute of patience, ten years of peace" ~ Greek Proverb

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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