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.


Conference Draws Hundreds Looking to Shift Perspectives

On April 7 & 8, 2014,almost 300 people gathered in Batavia at the "Shifting Perspectives: Strengthening Community" conference to discuss inclusion...

Workshops for Parents & Family Members Presented in Spanish

The Advocacy Center is hosting four workshops presented entirely in Spanish this spring. The workshops are posted on our event calendar. To go to the ...

Doctoral Student Conducting Survey Regarding Parent Participation in Transition Planning

The Advocacy Center was contacted recently by a doctoral student in the Special Education program at the University of Oregon. This student, who is al...

Workshops & Events

Pathways to Graduation

April 24, 2014
Learn what "pathways to graduation" are available for students with disabilities in New York State. What does each diploma and credential offer for a ...

Agency Overview: How We Can Help ~ Evening Session in Cuba NY

April 24, 2014
If you have a child with a disability, please join us to learn about the programs currently available to help you and your child feel more supported. ...

Family Advocacy Group

April 24, 2014
Family Advocacy Group offers a monthly facilitated gathering focused on Individual Supports and Services. The topic for April's meeting will be "Plan...
Workshop & Event Calendar