The Community Information and Referral Liaison attends the school IEP or 504 planning meeting as part of helping the team in putting together all the necessary pieces to assist that individual with disabilities and their family in connecting up with formal and informal supports. They inform the student, family and school staff of the resources available with emphasis on preparing for life after high school.
Through this process it is the goal of The Arc that students, their families and school staff will have a better understanding of the services available, appropriate to the age of the student, such as Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) (respite care, community inclusion, employment and personal care), Social Security Administration (SSA)’s Social Security Income (SSI) (cash assistance), Transportation and housing.
The Arc of Grays Harbor always looking for people to join the Liaison Team! Community Liaisons are volunteers who agree to attend a 1 day training at The Arc to learn the landscape of services available to students with disabilities, especially those who are in transition to adult services. They also agree to attend IEP meetings when available upon invitation by the Arc, family member or a local school district. During the meeting, they are expected to provide information about local services available, appropriate to the student's age. They are not expected to provide educational, parenting or legal advice to the school or the parents.
For I.E.P./504 Liaison assistance or to volunteer to be a Liaison, please contact:
The Arc of Grays Harbor Phone: 1-360-537-7000