Creating a World that Works for Everyone

The Advocacy Center empowers individuals with disabilities and their families to advocate for themselves and realize their personal goals.  Together we build strong, inclusive communities by increasing the ability of community members to support and value all individuals.

Through information-sharing, individual advocacy support, independent service coordination and educational workshops, we advance people's knowledge of resources and help them build life-long advocacy skills. Our leadership development programs help individuals, parents, and families to create positive change in the community by influencing public policy, supporting others with their advocacy issues, and promoting community inclusion and acceptance of individuals with disabilities. Our professional development workshops support organizations and schools in their work. Together, we are creating a world that works for everyone.


The Rivera Family: Navigating with Knowledge and Assurance

Our son, Makaiah, is a bright, puzzle-solving, climbing, building, letter- and number-loving boy. During his second year of preschool he was diagnosed...

Gulsah George: Finding Satisfaction in Her Work

Gulsah George says her motto is “always better yourself.” After carpal tunnel syndrome ended her hairdressing career many years ago, Gulsa...

2014 Annual Appeal: Supporting Progress for Individuals with Disabilities and Families

Dear Friends: What a year 2014 has been! In January, we announced the affiliation of The Advocacy Center and LDA Life and Learning Services. Since th...

Workshops & Events

ROC The Day for The Advocacy Center & LDA Life and Learning Services

December 2, 2014
On 12.2.14, our community will come together to ROC the Day! ROC the Day is a 24-hour giving opportunity to support all eligible not-for-profits in th...

Overview of CSE ~ A Webinar

December 4, 2014
The Committee on Special Education (CSE) is responsible for developing a child's Individualized Education Program (IEP). This webinar will explain the...

I Have Tourette’s, But Tourette’s Doesn’t Have Me ~ Morning Session

December 8, 2014
The Advocacy Center presents an event for parents of students with Tourette: "I Have Tourette’s, But Tourette’s Doesn’t Have Me" This 30 minute Emm...
Workshop & Event Calendar