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.


Family Support Services Advisory Council Inviting Input

The Family Support Services Advisory Council for OPWDD Region 1 is inviting input on community services needed for individuals with developmental disa...

Spring Lunch and Learn Workshops with The Advocacy Center

The Advocacy Center is pleased to offer "Lunch and Learn" opportunities for families of children in Special Education programs. Bring your lunch and l...

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, ...

Workshops & Events

Bullying: Intervention Strategies for Parents ~ in Hilton, NY

May 28, 2015
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...

Putting the Pieces Together for Self-Directed Services

June 2, 2015
What are the opportunities? Learn how individuals with disabilities and their families have put together the pieces for Self-Directed Services and hav...
Workshop & Event Calendar