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About ESCA

Since 1988, East Suburban Citizen Advocacy (ESCA) has been dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with developmental disabilities. ESCA networks to identify and support advocates who give a voice to the most vulnerable people with disabilities.

We focus on serving the unique needs of each individual. After spending time with a person and getting to know his or her needs, we look for individuals or groups in the community with the appropriate skills, interests, and qualities to be advocates. We introduce people to each other and provide ongoing support to the relationships. Our advocates represent the best interests of the person with the disability with as much vigor and concern as he or she would act on their own behalf.

Who we serve:

East Suburban Citizen Advocacy grew out of the cares and concerns of parents who have children with developmental disabilities, such as intellectual disabilities, autism, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, or other challenges that have been present since birth or childhood. Our advocates serve people in every age group. They have needs that are as diverse as the individuals. Our focus area encompasses eastern Allegheny County and all of Westmoreland County.

Recent News

Drumstix Begins Again at Clelian Heights

Drumstix is once again resuming at Clelian Heights School for Exceptional Children this year. Although the schedule is subject ...

Recognizing, Understanding, and Reporting Abuse

The Blackburn Center will be holding an education program regarding what is an abusive relationship (in conjunction with East Suburban ...

Murrysville Concert in the Park

The first annual Murrysville Concerts in the Park will be held on Saturday, August 12 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 ...

Polar Express Auditions

Auditions for the Polar Express will occur on Saturday, September 23, 2017. This Holiday season, Acting Up and ESCA ...

6th Annual DSAP Idlewild Family Fun Day

You, your family and friends are invited to join us on Sunday, August 13, 2017 for our 6th Annual DSAP ...

Upcoming Events

September 26, 2017

  • POSTPONED -Recognizing, Understanding, and Reporting Abuse
    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    ESCA Offices, Murrysville Pa 15668
    Recognizing, Understanding, and Reporting Abuse

September 28, 2017

  • PA ABLE Savings Program for People with Disability
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    The Circuit Center and Ballroom, Five Hot Metal Street, The South Side, Pittsburgh
    PA ABLE Savings Program for People with Disability
  • Drumstix at Clelian Heights
    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Clelian Heights School, Greensburg, Pa 15601
    Drumstix at Clelian Heights
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