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.


Soccer Team and Special Olympics Athletes Unite on Field to Embrace Respect

The Rochester Lancers soccer team kicked off Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month at their game against the Baltimore Blast on Sunday, March 1, ...

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Developmental Disabilities Awareness month promotes understanding of developmental disabilities, acceptance of people with disabilities, and thus grea...

Welcome to our new home!

Welcome to our new home at 1650 South Avenue! The Advocacy Center and LDA Life and Learning Services will be co-locating at 1650 South Avenue as of F...

Workshops & Events

Spread the Word to End the Word

March 4, 2015
Join The Advocacy Center in marking "Spread the Word to End the Word" day, part of an international campaign to promote awareness of the harmful effec...

Family Empowerment Series

March 10, 2015
The Advocacy Center presents: Family Empowerment Series (Formerly known as Lay Advocacy) Take part in a free, seven-session training for parents and ...

Managing the Move - Happiness House & The Advocacy Center

March 14, 2015
The Advocacy Center & Happiness House Present: Managing the Move Moving from one school year to the next can be challenging for families and new tea...
Workshop & Event Calendar