Hear from one of our Advocates:

The Advocate’s Corner

Have I told you that I love being an Advocate for The Arc? Since coming on board in March, I’ve had the pleasure of working with 7 families in need of an assist with IEP’s in their school settings. The children range from 3 years old through 18. I’ve been totally impressed and in awe of the level of determination and devotion that all of these parents have for their children as they seek support to ensure that their children receive the care, compassion and services that they need to thrive in an educational setting.

I am happy to report that so far, all of our meetings with the various schools, both city and county, have been nothing but positive and our clients have been satisfied with the results. We, at The Arc of Erie, partner with the parents, the schools and local agencies like Sarah Reed, The Achievement Center and Erie County Care Management to provide families with a range of services designed to meet ALL of the needs of families with special needs children.

Please don’t hesitate to call us if you feel overwhelmed, confused or unsure of what to do when working with local schools or agencies as you seek the very best educational experience for your child. I am here to help and I love doing it!

Sheryl Sweeney

Sheryl Sweeney-new

Advocate for The Arc of Erie