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

The next class will be Friday, November 6. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN. Theme is Holiday Ornaments.
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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

October 5, 2015

WOODWORKING CLASS:  Don't miss this very exciting class on Saturday, October 17. See the newsletters for more details. We will be hammering, sawing and making wooden craft items. Don't worry. If you are not comfortable using tools, we have some pre-assembled. You can have fun painting the items! Must call in to register.

Paint and Pinot Night: Visit us on facebook for past paint nights so you get a feel of how easy painting can be. The next class will be canvases shaped like oval Holiday Ornaments. Each participant will take home 3 canvases with a holiday theme. 

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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