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Advocacy services are provided free of charge to individuals and families that reside in Cumberland and Perry Counties. Call us today at (717) 249-2611.
People with disabilities and their families can benefit from an advocate that will help obtain the services they need to live, work, play and thrive in their communities.
Advocacy and Family Education provide a range of services to help meet your needs. Staff provide information about the intellectual disabilities service system and insights into best practices in special education. Advocates also meet with local and state entities to discuss programs and legislation that impact individuals with disabilities.
Advocates help in the following areas:
- Intellectual Disabilities Service System
- Special Education
- Community supports
- Vocational training/adult day activities
- Access to legal resources
- Information about laws and regulations specific to disability rights
- Communicating with legal and medical professionals
- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder Prevention
- Appropriate services for people who are elderly with a disability
- Guardianship/Power of Attorney
Because of you people with disabilities and their families receive help from advocates. Your gift ensures that advocacy services are free and open to everyone in the community. Thank you!
Advocates do seminars & presentations upon request including basics on the IEP system, disability awareness, the adult IDD service system, using visuals to promote independence, prepared renter’s program and healthy relationships.
Advocacy receives funds from United Way of the Capital Region and United Way Carlisle & Cumberland County. Family Education is funded by the Cumberland/Perry MH/IDD Office.
Contact your legislator by going to the Arc Action Alert Centers!