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

Just in time for the holidays! Thursday, Decembmer 8, at 7:00 p.m. Go home with 6 bows, 2 styles. Only $10! 
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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

November 28,2016


Must be at the train station by 3:30 p.m. Once you enter the shale parking lot, there is a pediatrician board to cross over the railroad tracks into the train station. The station is a small red building that looks like a train caboose. It is located between DeGol Industry on Loop Road and Warner's Florist on Montgomery Street. Remember, we are caroling afterwards. More details about that will be given on the train.

From Altoona: Follow Rt. 36 South/Logan Boulevard into Hollidaysburg. Train station is .7 miles from  intersection of Rt. 36/Allegheny Straight. Go straight through both lights - Allegheny Street (Sunoco on corner) and Blair Street (TK Subs on corner). Begin to cross bridge, still following Rt. 36 South. Bear right on the descent of the bridge to the exit (no number or name, simply reads "Exit").  Go straight off exit to stop sign. Everett Railroad Station is directly in front of you. Bear right and make a quick left into the parking lot.

From Hollidaysburg: From Bedford Street turn at the Argyle Cafe onto Plank Road (Plank Road, Montgomery and the Loop Road all are the same road and change within a block of each other). Go .2 miles (passing Warner's Florist) and train station will be on your left. If you reach DeGol Industries you went too far.

December Classes: We have the cooking class, a bow making class and a whole lot more!Check the newsletter for details.

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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