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Since 1989, it has been the mission of Disability Advocates to protect and advance the rights of adults and children who have disabilities so that they can freely exercise their own life choices, enforce their rights, and fully participate in their community life. We achieve this goal through policy advocacy, litigation, coalition-building, public information and technical support for other advocates for people with disabilities in New York.

Our litigation has defeated efforts by municipalities to exclude housing for persons with disabilities, assured the accessibility of movie theaters and state operated community residences, established the right to counsel at public expense for indigent persons subject to guardianship proceedings, stopped dangerous experiments on patients in state psychiatric hospitals, and obtained compensation for victims of unnecessary and unconsented prostate surgery.

We may be contacted at:

Disability Advocates, Inc. • 5 Clinton Square, 3rd Floor • Albany, NY 12207 •
voice and TTY: (518) 432-7861 • toll-free (voice and TTY): (800) 993-8982 •
fax: (518) 427-6561 • email us