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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

St. Patrick's Day Dance

Join us for an inclusive St. Patrick's Day Dance on Friday, March 15 from 7-9. Come learn some dances and ...

Painting With a Purpose - Fundraiser

East Suburban Citizen Advocacy will be sponsoring the Painting With a Purpose Fundraiser. Proceeds from this event will benefit the ...

Drumstix Begins Sept 20 at Clelian Heights

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

Inclusive Community Programming 2018

Our mission is to provide advocacy and to build inclusive opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities. We envision ...

MECDC Fashion Show, Taste of Murrysville

Save the Date, Thursday August 23 6 - 8pm

Franklin Regional Middle School Auditorium

Tickets are $20 online ...

Upcoming Events

March 26, 2019

  • Tuesdays Walk/Run at Murrysville Commuity Park
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

March 28, 2019

  • Drumstix
    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Clelian Heights Gym
  • Thursdays Bike Ride at Westmoreland Heritage Trail/Robertís Parcel
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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