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Our Team is Growing!

Mission Empower is a Erie County nonprofit serving families and their children with disabilities. Experience parenting a child with a disability or having a disability yourself is a plus for all positions.

Job Opportunities

As a growing Community Parent Resource Center, there are several positions available such as: Family Support Connector (part-time) assisting families to better understand and participate in the special education public school system; Youth ENVISION Connector (full time) empowering and supporting youth with disabilities to successful navigate high school and launch to an independent, productive adult life; Mission Employment Connector (full time) supporting youth with disabilities to explore their career options through job shadows, internships and group skills training.

Send resumes and cover letters to Mission Empower via email at advocate@missionempower.org.


Help youth like Charlie overcome dyslexia and achieve their educational dreams! Donate or get involved.
Read more about the Mission Read program here.

This site is designed to empower the whole community to make where we go to school, work, live and play, welcoming for all people.

We all have a part in making our communities more diverse and inclusive places for people with disabilities.

Whether you are a young person with a disability, a parent, a teacher, a business owner, or a member of the community who wants to make a difference, you will find tips and activities to assist you in your journey of promoting inclusion.

Please use this site as a tool to help you change the community, along side Mission Empower, to integrate all youth with disabilities into their community.

Basic Toolkit: Need a quick overview of the special education process? Click here.

Publication of this Website’s page is made possible through a Cooperative Agreement Grant # H328C160010 between OSEP and Mission Empower (M.E.). The contents do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Education, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government or by Mission Empower.