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.


Still Time to Opt In for Paper Copy of The Bridge

Attention, Bridge Subscribers: It is not too late to opt in for the paper copy of our quarterly newsletter! In an effort to reduce our environmental...

The Rivera Family: Navigating with Knowledge and Assurance

Our son, Makaiah, is a bright, puzzle-solving, climbing, building, letter- and number-loving boy. During his second year of preschool he was diagnosed...

Gulsah George: Finding Satisfaction in Her Work

Gulsah George says her motto is “always better yourself.” After carpal tunnel syndrome ended her hairdressing career many years ago, Gulsa...

Workshops & Events

IEP Essentials ~ A Webinar

January 13, 2015
When a child qualifies for special education services, federal law requires the development of a document, called an Individualized Education Program ...

Preparing for the Annual Review ~ A Webinar

February 10, 2015
An annual review is a Committee on Special Education (CSE) meeting to plan for the next school year.  This workshop will help families prepare for ann...
Workshop & Event Calendar