After a year of negotiations and planning, 3 organizations: Learning Disabilities Association of WNY, Empower, and Cantalician Center for Learning are prepared to unify into 1 visionary, high impact organization and we NEED A NEW NAME! We have found strong cultural and philosophical alignment, expressing itself in a fervent desire to the people we support at the center of what we do. A unification of our 3 orgs will afford the opportunity for each org to do more for the people we serve.
The importance of a new name for this merger will be essential to the vitality to this new organization. Rather than dwelling on the painful factors that have led us to this point, we choose to focus on the opportunities that a merger will bring, such as maximizing reimbursement, achieving economies of scale, filling out service lines and geographic reach, freeing up redundant staff to focus on new endeavors, and investing in the technology needed to thrive in the future.
Our mission is to provide high quality individualized, comprehensive, and innovative service which support, educate, and empower all citizens with learning and/or developmental disabilities.