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

                               Our drums have arrived and we are excited to perform! See our video

                          The next AND LAST artisan woodworking class is Wednesday, August 11,
                     at five-thirty p.m.   A sample link will be ready soon.                     


The Arc of Blair County

The Arc of Blair County believes that persons with developmental disabilities are valuable memā·bers 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

July 30, 2021
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Tuesday evenings: Arts at Arc, 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Must pre register.

Also, Tuesday, drumming begins at 6:30 pm on August 3 and 17.

Wednesday evenings: Artisan recycle projects beginning at 5:30 pm. You must pre-register for this class. Last class for series is August 11.

Thursdays: Square Dance 6:15 pm 

Reference blue box above for further details.

Arc members may attend at no cost. Non members fee is $5 per class.

The Arc of Blair County is opening its doors to the public. Though The Arc never shut down due to COVID, we did require appointments to enter the building. Beginning Monday, June 21, 2021, The Arc's main door will be open and no appointments are necessary to enter the building. However, it is The Arc policy that masks be worn for
anyone who has not received a COVID-19 Vaccine. Staff and employees will continue to mask for the safety of the community

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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