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.


October is Bullying Prevention Month

The Advocacy Center and LDA Life and Learning Services are helping to share the message about the national movement to promote Bullying Prevention. P...

The Advocacy Center Welcomes New Intern Andrea Perticone

Andrea Perticone recently began an internship with the service coordinators in The Advocacy Center’s Department of Individual Consumer Services....

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The Advocacy Center and LDA Life and Learning Services are pleased to be participating in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, observed eac...

Workshops & Events

IEP Essentials

October 21, 2014
The Advocacy Center is pleased to offer "Lunch and Learn" workshops for families of children in Special Education. Bring your lunch and learn the basi...

Pathways to Graduation

October 21, 2014
Learn what "pathways to graduation" are available for students with disabilities in New York State. What is the difference between a Local diploma, a ...

Bullying: Intervention Strategies for Parents

October 22, 2014
This workshop seeks to introduce participants to definitions of bullying, how to recognize it, and how to deal with it both at home and in school. Par...
Workshop & Event Calendar