The Arc of Erie CountySearch Again
Founded in 1952 by Dr. Gertrude Barber, our mission is to embrace, empower and include children and adults touched by any disability in all aspects of our community so that they may live a meaningful life filled with purpose.
Programs and Services
We offer special education advocacy to children age 3 to 21 to ensure that they received the best possible education. Our approach is hands-on and we work directly with families and their home school to provide the supports and services needed to thrive in public education. We also offer parent supports and family play dates through LEADS (Lake Erie Area Disability Supports) and a Social Club for teens and young adults to engage and participate in local community events and activities.