Educational Advocacy




The Arc’s Educational Advocacy Program’s process has been updated, as of July 2nd, 2018:


The new process will include our partner, Michigan Alliance for Families.


Step 1: Parents/educators/guardians will contact The Arc at 269-966-2575.


Step 2: Intake information will be collected (if you are a returning family, information will still need to be collected in order to update what we have on file).


Step 3: After initial intake information is collected, a Parent Mentor will contact you.


All information and referral calls/inquiries will be supported by our Parent Mentor.


If it is determined that an Educational Advocate should be needed, the Parent Mentor will notify The Arc and an Advocate will be assigned.


The Arc appreciates your patience and understanding with the new process. As this program continues to remain unfunded, our process changed to ensure The Arc can continue to offer the services to the community at no-cost.




For more information on how to advocate for your child, please visit:\


Advocacy Intake



Liz Young

Educational Advocate: Liz Young

Liz has a bachelor’s degree in Communications, and has spent her career working in the nonprofit sector. Her experience with navigating the special education system began in 2013 when she became a foster parent. Since then, she has developed a passion for helping children get the educational services they need to shine, not only for her children, but for others as well. Liz knows first-hand how overwhelming the process can be, and is committed to help other families as they seek to help their children grow and reach their goals.





Email forms to or fax to (269) 966-2576



Please call (269) 966-2575 for more information.