Advocacy Services


The Arc is the only provider of Advocacy Services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Lehigh Valley, free of charge. The program provides Educational Advocacy for children/youth who are experiencing problems/frustrations with the public schools. We also provide Adult Advocacy for adults with any issue that threatens their quality of life. In addition, we provide Specialized Training sessions for families and others on issues that most families will need help with such as estate planning, special education law, etc. And our Family Resource Center lending library provides a wide variety of books, periodicals, DVD’s, materials and resources of many kinds related to disabilities.


In a recent survey, 98% of families reported that our Advocacy Services program made a significant, positive impact on their lives.