Our Mission: To improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families through advocacy, education, support and socialization.
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
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Latest News from the Arc
May 22, 2015
OFFICE CLOSED: The Arc of Blair County will be closing the office for routine business from Saturday, May 23, until Tuesday, June 2, in order that we may prepare for the Kayak Fun Float. Any advocacy needs, rental inquiries, or other business will be addressed June 2. The kayak float is one of the main fundraisers for The Arc of Blair County to remain in existence. The only phone calls we will be returning and visitors we will be greeting will be Kayak Fun Float related. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we have a small staff and all hands are busy. We promise to give you our full attention and service on June 2.
KAYAK FINAL DAYS: The Kayak Fun Float is only 1 week away. Online registration ends Thursday, May 28. After that you need to sign up at the event. This is a lazy day on the water, enjoying nature and fun with 400 of your closest friends! Chicken dinner afterwards, breakfast, snacks at half-way point, t-shirt, 3 water bottles and a goodie bag of things. Seriously, who else gives you that, especially as this is supporting The Arc of Blair County and the long tradition of service we provide to the community!
Square Dance Party - Celebrating 10 years: Everyone is invited to the big celebration of 10 years of Hakuna Matatas Square Dance Club. The name was selected because Hakuna Matatas means 'no worries'. We are having a cook-out on June 18 and have some festive things planned. Of course, we will be square dancing as well! You don't have to be a member of the square dance club to come out and celebrate with us. All are invited at no cost, including non-Arc members and support staff.