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                        Live Wreath Sale
 January will soon be upon us so make December as bright as possible with a beautiful live wreath.  Sales benefit The Arc of Blair County and Empowering Lives Foundation. You do not have to be a part of Alto Reste to enjoy the wreath for your home. Click here for more information.   Or, just contact The Arc directly and we will get the wreaths to you. Sale lasts until December 14.

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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December 10, 2018

      Spread the Word! All Invited!   
We are having a holiday performance 
Everyone is invited this Friday, Dec. 14 at 6:30 for an evening of performances. The Arc chorus, line and square dancing will be performing with participation by the drumming class. The cooking and craft classes lent their skills in preparing for the 14th.

We are asking each person attending to bring a card thanking our troops for their service along with a small unwrapped gift of either chap stick, sunscreen, or a hygiene item (toothpaste, etc). The Arc will send boxes to the troops.

The date is Friday, December 14 and doors open at 6:00 p.m.

 Five-Thousand Dollar Goal

          The Arc has had a very generous offer of a $5,000 donation to establish a trust fund if The Arc can secure the remaining $5,000 over the next 6 months. The goal is to obtain $10,000 to place into a trust through the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation ensuring the future of The Arc. The Board of Directors has voted to establish a community foundation trust with the expectation the fund will continue to grow through the stock market. The interest from the trust could then be used to assist families and self advocates with needs and to ensure the longevity and existence of The Arc of Blair County. The matching gifts can be as little as a $10 donation as long as The Arc raises $5,000 within the next 6 months.  All donations should be sent to The Arc earmarked "Trust Fund".


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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