As part of a national organization, our primary goal is to improve supports and services available for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. That’s our responsibility. But locally, we see ourselves as much more! Together, we are a “family” of individuals working together to improve the quality of life for those in Erie County facing challenges. Siblings, parents, friends, teachers, physicians, employers, and social workers – we see everyone as a valuable member of our community.
Achievement Center – The Achievement Center provides child-centered and family-focused therapeutic services to children.
Disability Is Natural – The articles on this website can help you move beyond the status quo, whether you’re a person with a disability, a family member, or you work in the field.
Erie County Care Management, Inc. – Mental Health Administrative Case Management Service and Supports Coordination for Developmental Disability and Early Intervention provides the following (please click on link for more details).
Kids Together, Inc.™ – The Goals of Kids Together, Inc. include a desire to remove barriers that exclude people with disabilities. We support the belief that children with disabilities, like all children, have the need to be welcomed, cherished and embraced in our communities.
National Down Syndrome Congress – Founded in 1973, the National Down Syndrome Congress is the country’s oldest national organization for people with Down syndrome, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
National Down Syndrome Society – The mission of the National Down Syndrome Society is to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.
Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit 5 – The Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit 5 is one of 29 intermediate units throughout Pennsylvania, which were created in 1971 to provide services to school districts in ways that create cost savings and efficiencies in the delivery of services and programs for students and staff.
Pennsylvania Department of Education — The mission of the department is to academically prepare children and adults to succeed as productive citizens. The department seeks to ensure that the technical support, resources and opportunities are in place for all students, whether children or adults, to receive a high quality education.
Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network – The mission of the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network is to support the efforts and initiatives of the Bureau of Special Education, and to build the capacity of local educational agencies to serve students who receive special education services.
Secondary Transition – This website provides youth, young adults, parents, and professionals with secondary transition resources to facilitate a young person’s progress towards post-secondary goals related to education, employment, and community living.
The Autism Society – Northwestern Pennsylvania – (ASA-NWPA) is a local chapter affiliated with the Autism Society of America (ASA), the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, which exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism.
The PEAL Center – The PEAL Center is an organization of parents of children with special health care needs and disabilities reaching out to assist other parents and professionals.