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.


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 ...

PTIC Survey Regarding Experiences with Special Education in New York State

The Advocacy Center and our Parent Training and Information Center Core Community Partners are interested in learning about your experiences with spec...

Workshops & Events

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...

IDEA - An Overview - AutismUp & The Advocacy Center

February 10, 2015
AutismUp and The Advocacy Center Present: IDEA - An Overview Children with disabilities are entitled to appropriate, individualized, educational ser...

Bullying: Intervention Strategies for Parents - The Advocacy Center & Happiness House

February 28, 2015
The Advocacy Center & Happiness House present: Bullying: Intervention Strategies for Parents This workshop seeks to introduce participants to defini...
Workshop & Event Calendar