St. Louis Arc.
Neighborhood Experiences is a community-based employment program for individuals aged 16-20. The program is an eight-week summer program that provides individuals with volunteer/work opportunities designed to increase hard/soft skills for future employment. Services occur at training sites located near the individual’s residence and are chosen according to their own personal interests.
Launch in the City offers a variety of supports and services for families with teens and young adults, ages 16-25, who are seeking assistance with transitioning successfully from high school into adult life. The program focuses on building various life and social skills needed to work and live in the community successfully. Examples of services provided include family support groups, family workshops and peer connections through multiple social events. This program provides both group and individual supports.
Parents Learning Together (PLT):
Parents Learning Together assists city based parents who have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities to acquire the skills and knowledge they need to successfully raise their children in healthy and safe environments in the home and community. This is accomplished through weekly individual visits and group instruction. PLT’s parents demonstrate the desire to learn the necessary skills and resources to keep their families together.
Administrative Agency for In-Home Support (ARCH):
This program is designed to assist individuals with remanining in their natural home by promoting the acquistion of skills for independence, relationships and self-reliance while also providing intermittent, short-term relief to primary caregivers. With this program, individuals may choose to utilize their own service provider to help them access their community. Families who choose to utilize their own providers are eligible for reimbursement through the program.
Job Retention services help to ensure an individual's employment in the competitive environment is maintained in a long-term capacity. Services are provided to meet the needs of the individual employed and are designed to support individuals with developing and maintaining the skills needed for successful employment.