There are two types of advocacy offered at the Independent Living Centers of WNY Independent Living: Individual and Systems
Individual or personal advocacy provides people with disabilities the opportunity to achieve equal access to social, economic, financial, and vocational goal. This form of advocacy is designed to protect personal and legal rights of each individual regardless of the type of disability that he or she may have.
Systems advocacy attempts to influence, enhance and/or change laws and community attitudes surrounding disability. A systems advocate challenges and addresses any local, regional, state or national issue which effects more than five individuals with disabilities, including access to public establishments, disability parking, voting regulations, and access to public figures.