Mission Statement
To promote and protect the health, human rights, and safety of our relatives and friends who are impaired by developmental disabilities.
Advocacy Network
P.O. Box 2071
Amherst MA 01004
E-mail: adnetnews@comcast.net
Board of Directors
​Edward Orzechowski, Northampton
Donald Vitkus, Chicopee
Gail Orzechowski, Northampton
Diana Dufff, East Longmeadow
Board Members
Ernestine Booth, East Longmeadow
Richard Gowen, Palmer
Frank Pietryka, Bernardston
Kathleen Pietryka, Bernardston
Edward Strout, Worcester
Franklin Surrette, Chicopee
Advocacy Network, Inc.- website designed by Kathy Lamanca, Public Image Consultant

After 64 years of devoted service to our family members and others afflicted with developmental disabilities, Advocacy Network is officially dissolving as an organization. We know that you can appreciate that this has not been an easy decision. We thank you for your invaluable support over all this time. 

This webpage will remain in place for another year, and you may still contact us by email at: adnetnews@comcast.net . We are affiliated with COFAR, our sister organization. If you need assistance in the future, please also feel free to contact them through their website: www.cofar.org You will find the people at COFAR extremely helpful and knowledgeable. 

If you are still listed as a member of Advocacy Network, you will soon be receiving our final newsletter by U.S. Mail, the full contents of which also may be read here:

                                               Our Final Newsletter


Ed Orzechowski, President
A Final Message to Our Members
May 1, 2018