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.


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...

NY State Invites Public Comment on Vocational Rehabilitation and Supported Employment Services

The Advocacy Center received the following announcement: "The New York State Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services - Vocational Re...

Creating Connections at Bay Trail Middle School

Each year, many students at Penfield’s Bay Trail Middle School study disabilities as one part of their English Language Arts curriculum. During ...

Workshops & Events

Kick Off Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month with the Lancers & The Advocacy Center!

March 1, 2015
Help the Rochester Lancers and The Advocacy Center kick off Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month! Rochester's major-league men's indoor soccer...

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 ...
Workshop & Event Calendar