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 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

September 11, 2014


Thank you to the members who helped to sell Penn State football chances. It was disappointing to discover that only half of the membership gave back by supporting this fundraiser, yet this agency gives so much free to its members and does not charge for programs.

Still, there were those members who stepped up and went above and beyond. Thank you to everyone who attempted to sell chances, even if you only could sell two or three.

Some of our members do not work and do not attend any vocational workshop, yet somehow managed to sell multiple packets of tickets. Thank you Jessica Miller for your enthusiasm in selling 3 packets of tickets (30 chances in all!).

Our big winners are:
Jackie Frew and Family who sold a whopping 5 packets of tickets - 50 chances! Jackie and her family have won 2 Penn State passes to the PSU and Michigan State football game. Have fun!

Donny Rabine who sold a little more than 4 packets (42 tickets). Don has won his choice of a gift card of $50.

Stacy Miller who sold 4 packets (40 chances). Way to go Stacy! Stacy also gets her choice of gift card valued at $50.

The winners of the tickets pulled to attend a Penn State football game including parking pass are:
Tom Forr - Akron game, September 6
Rita Yetsko - Massachusetts game, September 20
Marcia Homan - Northwestern game, September 27
Pat Rhoa - Ohio State game, October 25
June Cooney - Maryland game, November 1
Judy Weise - Temple game, November 15

Thanks again for your support of this necessary fundraiser. GO LIONS!

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