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 NightSEE 2017 SURVEY RESULTS ON BUSINESS NEWS PAGE (left). 
 Join us for Crafting for Profit on Monday's. Click here for more information.  There is nothing to lose
and possible employment or extra spending money.
This program was made possible through a grant from the Central Pennsyvlania Community Foundation.

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

July 17, 2018
            Square dancing and Chorus are taking a summer vacation in July. We will pick back up in August.

           Boccee has started for the summer and runs from 5 to 6 pm  every Monday. Join us in The Arc backyard each Monday for  a relaxing time - no experience necessary.

            The Arc is holding Craftin' for Profit each Monday. Join us as we explore a lot of different types of arts and upscale crafts. Folks can make enough inventory and then sell it next spring at a community craft show hosted by The Arc. Discover your hidden talent and begin persuing it. The Arc pays for all supplies and you keep all money from the pieces sold at the craft show next year. It is a win-win! Call The Arc for the schedule and more details. 

Please call before stopping at The Arc to be sure someone is available to assist  you. We do not want you to make a wasted trip. Many times we are out of the office assiting others. Thank you.

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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