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Erie Collaborative Contact

Sandra Knittel, M.Ed., AE Lead, sknittel@eriecountypa.gov

Melissa Bible, Erie County AE-MH Program Specialist, mbible@eriecountypa.gov


Communication and Meetings Structure

Currently in planning phase.


Goals, next steps or actions plans

Working with our local self-advocacy group (AOOO) in educating individuals and their families on the CoP/Lifecourse tools.  Working with our SCO (ECCM) in formulating a plan of action.


AE/SCO/Provider/DHS/Broad Community Partners Represented within Collaborative:

Erie County Care Management (ECCM), Always On Our Own (AOOO)- Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q) & Self-Advocay group. Part of the County Leadership team- Systems of Care (SOC) working with other DHS systems (e.g., mental health, IU#5, schools & families) . Plan to invite the Arc, Autism Society of NWPA, CRI, and other ID providers to Erie County's Collaborative group in the future.