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.


Conference Draws Hundreds Looking to Shift Perspectives

On April 7 & 8, 2014,almost 300 people gathered in Batavia at the "Shifting Perspectives: Strengthening Community" conference to discuss inclusion...

Workshops for Parents & Family Members Presented in Spanish

The Advocacy Center is hosting four workshops presented entirely in Spanish this spring. The workshops are posted on our event calendar. To go to the ...

Doctoral Student Conducting Survey Regarding Parent Participation in Transition Planning

The Advocacy Center was contacted recently by a doctoral student in the Special Education program at the University of Oregon. This student, who is al...

Workshops & Events

Lay Advocacy - Six Session Series

April 22, 2014
The Advocacy Center announces a free, six-session training for parents and caregivers of children with disabilities. All interested caregivers should ...


April 22, 2014
It is sometimes difficult to articulate the dreams we hold for ourselves or for our children. Where do you see yourself or your child living? Working?...

Parents as Transition Helpers (PATH) Conference

April 23, 2014
PATH is a half-day, FREE conference which will provide information to help students with disabilities and their families plan and prepare for life aft...
Workshop & Event Calendar