Parents of Children with Special Needs Get Information on Multiple Local Programs and Services


FULTON, NY – ARC of Oswego County will host a Parent Information Night for parents of children with developmental disabilities and other special needs. The evening, offered Wednesday, October 7, 2009 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at ARC of Oswego’s Fun Rock Café, will feature presenters from at least ten different agencies that offer programs and services. Parents can learn about available recreation and respite programs, athletic opportunities, guardianship assistance, residential habilitation, advocacy groups, and more.

Presenters confirmed for the night include ARC of Oswego County Respite Program, Parents of Special Children, ARC of Oswego County Guardianship program, SU Parent Advocacy Center, Challenger Baseball Program, Special Olympics, Move Along Inc., Hillside Res Hab Program, Oswego County Opportunities Respite House, Arise Recreation/Sib Shops, and YMCA- Friends for Life. The evening is free of charge and is open to the public, but reservations are required. A light dinner will be available beginning at 5:30, and free on-site child care is offered. To register, interested persons should call Adam Michalski at 598-3108 x259 or Rebecca Robinson at 598-3108 x249 by Sept. 29 with the number of children and adults expected to attend.

ARC of Oswego County is a private, not-for-profit organization which has been providing programs and services to children and seniors with disabilities since 1955. Services include Early Intervention and evaluation services for infants and toddlers, guardianship assistance, recreational and respite activities, senior day habilitation programs, and more. Its mission is to be a leader in the field of developmental disabilities, committed to meeting the needs of individual growth, productivity, and independence through education, advocacy, and increased community acceptance and participation. Its sister agency, Oswego Industries, Inc., provides services to adults with disabilities: together creating a comprehensive support system for Oswego County residents with disabilities.