Leadership Through Advocacy

Meetings 1st and 3rd Wednesday

Holyoke Community College , 303 Homestead Avenue, Holyoke, MA

Frost Building Room 361


This group began in 1996 with just a few members and has grown to over 15 members as of today.  The first meeting was held at a church in Chicopee, where the first President and Vice President are still active members.

Some of the events in the early days included a voter registration booth at the Holyoke Mall and educating Holyoke Community College students about living and working in the community.  No more institutions!!  Some of the LTA members have attended national conferences and more have attended Conferences held in New York and Rhode Island.  LTA has been a proud co-sponsor of the Annual West Region Conference and has served in many of the key roles that make this event happen each year.  Some of the LTA members have been members of Human Rights and Citizen Advisory Boards.  Members have attended Legislative Breakfasts, advocated for services in Boston and made presentations to community groups about disability rights.