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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 NightClick here for info on The Christmas Holiday Party! Join us on Friday, December 6, as welcome the Altoona High School Choral Group who is going to provide a private concert to us - AT NO COST! Yes, you can come to a holiday concert without paying an admission fee. Our very own Arc chorus will also sing a couple of tunes. We are going to have a gift exchange so please bring a WRAPPED, $1 gift, to exchange. The time is 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. There will be cookies/refreshments. You MUST RSVP.
 

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
Email:  mail@thearcblair.org

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Latest News-Updates
from The Arc of Blair County

November  15, 2019

PENN STATE TICKETS AVAILABLE
We have 2 tickets available to the Penn State game on Saturday, November 30 Rutgers game, seats gate E section nL row 14 seat 17. Parking Lot Pass 34 zone E. The tickets cost $60 each. If you are interested in these tickets, please contact The Arc at 946-1011. It will be the last home game and they will be honoring the senior players.

Tickets to Music Man Available!

    We've Got Trouble!

Not really! 'Ya got trouble' is the title of a song from the popular musical 'The Music Man'. The Arc's very own West African Drumming instructor, Gloria Minori and her daughter, Denielle, are going to be performing in the musical with the Claysburg Area Community Theatre Congratulations!

Drumming students, contact The Arc at 946-1011 if you want tickets purchased for you. Everyone else is welcome - but must pay for their ticket.

T
he play is November 22 and 23 at the Claysburg Kimmel High School auditorium. The Arc is going to purchase tickets and take its drumming class to the production to support our friends. 
 


Wreath Sale!

     The Arc of Blair County is once again partnering with Alto Reste Park to assemble wreaths. This is a great opportunity for our members and a chance to give back.

     The wreaths are beautiful and anyone can order. They look great for home decorating, businesses, places of worships or other gravesites.

     To order your Christmas wreath call The Arc at 946-1011 or fill out the order form inside The Arc building.

 

WE ARE...FRIENDS

The Arc is beginning a new program in conjunction with Penn State Altoona. We are starting a one-to-one friend activity where Penn State students match with an Arc member and do different things together - shopping, movies, bowling, etc. The 'friends' decide what they want to do and when. This is open to people over the age of 18. If interested, please contact The Arc of Blair County at 946-1011.


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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