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 is Friday, August 5. Theme is Andy Warhol in tribute to the late artist's birthday in August.
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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


Click this link for an easy way to tell your legislators what you think about many current issues....

Latest News from the Arc

July 21, 2016

NIAGARA FALLS BUS TRIP:  The Arc is paying for a bus trip and hotel cost for one Arc member plus one support person. See newsletter for details on how to register.

SQUARE DANCING CANCELLED:  There will be no square dancing during July. The Arc only received notification after the newsletters were mailed. Caller Tom is traveling most of July. See you in August!

BOCCE and CHORUS STARTS:  Bocce is back for the summer! It runs every Tuesday from 6 pm to 7 pm. 

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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