Advocacy + Alternative Education

Advocacy + Alternative Education

Adult Career and Continuing Ed Services/Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES/VR) 

General Information: 1-800-222-JOBS(5627) ACCES-VR assists individuals with disabilities to achieve and maintain employment and to support independent living through training, education, rehabilitation, and career development.

EnCompass: Resources for Learning 

Provides educational resources to at-risk struggling learners in Monroe County. EnCompass’ mission is to develop and provide innovative educational services to students who struggle to learn, and to the families, schools and professionals that support them. 200 Meridian Centre Blvd., Suite 230 Rochester, NY  14618 (585) 266-7277

Mary Cariola Children’s Center 

Founded in 1949, Mary Cariola Children’s Center is a special place in Rochester, NY, that serves children with multiple, complex disabilities.  Offers residential and day programs as well as service coordination and more. 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Suite 100 Rochester, NY 14620 (585) 271-0761

Monroe #1 BOCES 

Over 5,500 students from the ten suburban school districts throughout eastern Monroe County attend BOCES programs. BOCES combine resources, where and when they are needed, to serve the needs of the component school districts and provide creative solutions that help students achieve success. 41 O’Connor Road Fairport, NY 14450 (585) 377-4660

Monroe #2 Orleans BOCES 

Education for Exceptional Children provides programs to meet the needs of students with a variety of abilities that cannot be completely addressed by their local school districts. A wide range of educational opportunities is offered to expand and enrich learning for students with particular gifts and talents, to teach English to students with limited English proficiency, and to assist students with varying disabilities who require special instructional and support services. 3599 Big Ridge Road Spencerport, NY 14459 (585) 352-2400

Parent to Parent  Services include, Parent Matching Program, Information and Referral, Medicaid Service Coordination Family Training, Health Care Information – Family to Family Health Care Information & Education Center, Education Information – Parent Training & Information Center (PTIC),  Housing Information – NYS Cares Outreach Pilot. 590 South Avenue Rochester, NY 14620 (585) 546-1700, ext. 244

Starbridge, Inc. 

The Advocacy Center and LDA Life and Learning Services were founded by people who wanted better opportunities for their loved ones with disabilities. Now together as Starbridge, we partner with people with disabilities, their families, and others who support them, to realize fulfilling possibilities in education, employment, health, and community living. Together we work to transform communities to include everyone. 1650 South Avenue, Suite 200 Rochester, NY 14620 P: 585-546-1700   F: 585-224-7100

AutismUp Membership

Membership to AutismUp has many benefits, including access to a broad array of complimentary support services, early registration, discounts and more. 

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