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Community Care Family Advisory Committee Meeting

Thursday, Feb. 5th
Hoss’s Steak & Sea House
3302 West 26th

If you have a child receiving BHRS (Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services) such as TSS (Therapeutic Staff Support), BSC (Behavior Specialist Consultant), MT (Mobile Therapy) or any other mental health service – this is a meeting designed to provide information and opportunities for family input!

Any questions or concerns are welcome and encouraged – so please come!

If your child is enrolled in HealthChoices, you will be eligible to receive free beverages and a $35 stipend for attending. (Lunch is not provided).

Call 1-855-310-0241 to register for this FAC Meeting.


Come celebrate Christmas with Santa and The Arc!

The Arc will be hosting a Christmas celebration on Saturday December 20th, 2014 from 11-2 at Wayside Presbyterian Church. A potluck lunch will be served, (please bring a dish to share with everyone), craft tables will be set up and Santa will be there handing out gifts. Sure to be a good time for all!
We ask that you bring a gift for your child for Santa to give with the child’s first and last name on the package so that there is no confusion. If you are in need of a little Christmas magic this year, toys will be available from now until December 19th at our offices for you to come and choose from.
Please RSVP by December 15th to or by calling our office at 814-452-4865.
The address and a map to Wayside Presbyterian Church can be found here.



On November 11, 2013: Tracy Elementary held an assembly to discuss the meaning of inclusion. They shared the book “OUR FRIEND MIKAYLA”, which was written and illustrated by Mikayla’s former third grade class and is about having a friend with a disability. Mikayla and her mom were present for the dedication of Tracy’s “BUDDY BENCH” so that no child is ever left out.



The Arc would like to thank The Erie Bayhawks and Drew Crawford for coming to Lincoln Elementary for the Mikayla’s Voice Assembly.


Click here to read more about Erie Bayhawk’s Drew Crawford reading “Our Friend Mikayla”  at  Lincoln Elementary’s Mikayla’s Voice Assembly.

If you’d like to learn more about Mikayla, and why inclusion works please go to:



We are the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.  We encompass all ages and all spectrums from autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X and various other developmental disabilities.

Strong National Presence

With more than 140,000 members and more than 700 state and local chapters nationwide, we are on the front lines to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families have the support they need to be members of the community.

Deeply Rooted History

The Arc was born 60 years ago from a grassroots movement of families working vigilantly to create services for children and adults who were being denied day care, educational opportunities and work programs.

Founded in 1950, The Arc was comprised of a small group of concerned and passionate parents and community members who would be catalyst for changing the public perception of children with disabilities.  For the past 60 years, The Arc has continued to grow and evolve along with the changing needs and issues people with disabilities and their families face.

Governed by a volunteer board of directors and managed by key staff of The Arc, we work passionately to uphold our vision that every individual and family living with an intellectual or developmental disability in the United States has access to the information, advocacy and skills they need to participate as active citizens of our democracy and active members of their community.

Become a part of our mission and get involved today!

Upcoming Meetings

Board Meeting

Thursday December 4, 2014  at 6:00 pm

Fundraiser Meeting

Tuesday December 9, 2014 at 6:00 pm