To put it simply, advocacy is standing up for your rights and what you believe in.
At LVCIL, we work to ensure your rights are being upheld. We utilize our knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 to advocate on behalf of our consumers and advocate collectively for systems change through participation on local and statewide groups and coalitions. We also educate and encourage consumers to self-advocate, which includes learning about specific disability-related issues and talking to key stakeholders about how to bring about positive change. In addition, LVCIL works with the other 18 Centers for Independent Living in Pennsylvania to advocate at the state-level for increased services, supports, funding, and other disability-related resources. LVCIL is also involved with the Pennsylvania Council on Independent Living (PCIL) and Pennsylvania Statewide Independent Living Council (PASILC).
Have you been discriminated against, slighted, or put down? Call us at 610-770-9781 or contact a Community Support Coordinator to find out how we can help.