Welcome To Advocates
Empowering Individuals with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families
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Career Opportunities


Come be part of a team of support professionals that empowers individuals to gain increased independence, learn new skills, increase problem solving skills, become involved in their communities, have increased self-esteem, and realize their goals..Read More...

Latest Events

Wed Feb 28 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Estate planning: What steps now will protect the path of the future?
Fri Mar 02 @ 6:00PM - 08:30PM
Advocates Information Fair

Our Services


Advocates was established by parents of children with developmental disabilities and is dedicated to empowering people with the information and resources to lead full and meaningful lives in their communities. Advocates provides information, support, training, and services to help people achieve their goals.Read More...


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Advocates has become an affiliate of Upstate Caring Partners, Inc. of Utica effective January 1, 2018.   The goal of this strategic affiliation is to capitalize on the strengths of both organizations...Read More...

Our Mission


Advocates is a person-centered not for profit organization that empowers individuals with developmental disabilities to direct their own lives and create a vision for their future. Together, we advocate for a future where people with developmental disabilities can fully participate in their home, schools, and communities in a meaningful way.Read More...

Lives of Distinction

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Lives of Distinction features stories from individuals who are contributing to the community, and leading a fully inclusive, abundant life using self-directed,person-centered services provided by Advocates.Read More...


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