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). 
Upcoming Workshops! 
The Arc is hosting several trainings on a variety of topics in the spring.         REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!  Visit the trainings page at left  then click on the training that interests you

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

March 16, 2018

     No  Thursday square dancing after March 8 due to caller conflicts. See you in April!

     The Arc conducted an extensive survey and we are proud to share our results. Click the business news page tab to the left.


     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.

      There are several new programs being offered in the upcoming months. Keep reading the Arc Action newsletter each month for some of the new activities being planned.

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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