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

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The Arc will be hosting several trainings for self-advocates and families on a variety of topics in the spring. Check this site regularly for updates and schedules.
More information to come

                      at a later date!

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
Email:  mail@thearcblair.org

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Latest News from the Arc

December 12, 2017

UPDATES: 
ACTING TROUPE CANCELLED: The Arc acting class is cancelling for Tuesday, December 12, due to weather. Pam, the instructor, lives 'up the mountain' and does not feel comfortable driving down as the weather is worse in her area. We will see everyone next Tuesday!

An opportunity you do not want to miss. The Arc runs a wonderful art program led by experienced art instructors. Everyone is welcome and no art experience is necessary. Please call The Arc at 946-1011 to register. Thanks to the Wolf-Kuhn Foundation for making this program possible.

There are several new programs being offered during the winter months. Keep reading the Arc Action newsletter each month for some of the new activities being planned.


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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