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.


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, ...

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

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

Workshops & Events

Discipline & Suspension: Understanding The Rights of Students with Disabilities

April 2, 2015
The Advocacy Center Presents: Discipline & Suspension: Understanding The Rights of Students with Disabilities Do you know that there is a difference...

Front Door Information Session

April 6, 2015
Presented in collaboration with the regional office of the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD): Front Door information sess...

Lunch & Learn: CSE Overview

April 7, 2015
The Advocacy Center is pleased to offer "Lunch & Learn" Bring your lunch and learn the basics of special education in these one hour workshops. CSE ...
Workshop & Event Calendar