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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

Remembering Beloved Advocate, Patricia Loughran

Patricia Loughran has been an advocate for East Suburban Citizen Advocacy since 1997. She delighted in our work and ...

All Inclusive Monthly Dance Social

Get your dancing shoes on and join us for a new monthly inclusive dance social. All are welcome
and ...

God's Choice

This is a wonderful program offered at Greensburg Free Methodist Church.

Drumstix expands to Redstone Highlands in Murrysville

We are excited to announce that we have added a new location for our Drumstix program! Josh’s Drumroll Inclusive Drumstix ...

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 ...

Upcoming Events

February 18, 2020

  • Tuesdays Walk/Run at Murrysville Commuity Park
    6:15 PM - 7:00 PM

February 20, 2020

  • All Inclusive Monthly Dance Social
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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