Having the choice of where one lives, plays, and works is a basic human right. Realizing those choices is the fundamental tenet of Consumer Empowerment. NYSARC, Inc. through our advocacy efforts and local chapter services embraces Consumer Empowerment as the standard by which all choices should be measured. The hopes and dreams of the people we serve belong to them. The realization of those hopes and dreams are achieved when we, staff and consumers, work together toward the individual empowerment necessary to bring those things to life.