History of I Voice

The idea began in 2001 to form a group that would advance the civil rights of people with disabilities. Over the next three years I-Voice was formed in 2004. The hope was for

I-Voice to become a catalyst for change in the community – to give a voice to those who had be previously denied one. Members of I-Voice have attended regional, State and National conferences and are gaining momentum in their efforts towards change. Since its inception, the members of I-Voice have been able to create various position papers that have been adopted by LDA of WNY’s board and were then sent to many legislators and other elected officials. I-Voice has an educational sub-committee which develops and presents trainings directly to LDA of WNY staff and people being served. Currently, I-Voice is going strong, planning fundraising and other events to promote the empowerment of people with disabilities.