Annual Report Published
This report highlights the work of the Advocacy Center (AC) from October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2009.
The Advocacy Center is a private non profit corporation, incorporated in Louisiana, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, and designated by the Governor of Louisiana to serve as Louisiana’s independent advocacy agency for people with disabilities. The Advocacy Center also advocates for Louisianians aged 60 and above.
AC’s mission statement is:
The Advocacy Center believes in the dignity of every life, and in the freedom of all people to experience the highest degree of self-determination. Embracing this philosophy, the Advocacy Center protects and advocates for the human and legal rights of persons living in Louisiana who are elderly or disabled.
The Advocacy Center carries out its mission through legal representation of individuals and groups, by providing education and training, by helping people to access services, by promoting self -advocacy and by improving systems that are used by people with disabilities and seniors.
AC’s seven priority areas are: access, self-determination, education, institutional rights, employment, community integration, and financial entitlements.