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 next class will be Friday, February 5. Registration will open in January. Details to follow later.
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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

December 1,  2015

SQUARE DANCERS WEAR RED AND GREEN: The square dance party scheduled for Dec 10 at the Hollidaysburg Library is cancelled. The only square dance class in December is this Thursday, the 3rd. Wear green and red to celebrate the season.

MAKE CRAFTS IN THE DAY: We are in need of help to help make craft items that we will give as thank you gifts to those who help The Arc.  Please consider helping us on Tuesday, December 8, beginning at 11:00 a.m. We will provide pizza since it is during the lunch hour. Call and let us know if you can make it!

Christmas Party: We are planning fun things for Friday, December 11. See the newsletter for the many activities planned. You must register to attend.

Concerned About Issues? Are you worried about the lack of a 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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