Advocacy Services

Willis received Adaptive Equipment to make his home computer more accessible!

The Arc of Ohio-Stark County provides unique and personal support is to self-advocates and families that request information, referral, assistance with Individual Education Programs (IEP’s), assistance with public and private educational institutions and much more. The Arc assists children and adults with developmental disabilities, their families and the professionals who serve them. Navigating the ever-changing DD system can be overwhelming. The Arc is here to help!

Stark County Autism Asperger’s Network (SCAAN)

Autism Forum graphicThe Stark County Autism Asperger’s Network is made up of parents and professionals with a desire to help make a difference in Stark County for individuals with autism and their families. SCAAN’s mission is to mobilize community resources to promote autism awareness, education and support to individuals with autism, their families and community professionals. SCAAN annually hosts The Arc of Ohio-Stark County’s Autism Forum.

Family Alliance Network And Support (F. A. N. S.)

Ethan pictureF. A. N. S. is a support group that is designed to provide information and support to families, caregivers and professionals. Unlike traditional support groups, however, F. A. N. S. welcomes individuals who are connected to any developmental disability and all age groups. Potential topics for discussion could include: Individual Education Programs (IEPs), therapies, maintaining healthy relationships and housing issues…just to name a few! Meetings are held quarterly.