Want to volunteer to help families? The Arc is recruiting Community Information Liaisons!

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 an emphasis on preparing for life after high school.

The goal of the process is that students, their families, and the school will have a better understanding of the services available.

Community Liaisons are volunteers who agree to attend a one-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 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.