URMC / Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities / SCDD Connections Blog / September 2017 September 2017 A Teleconference for Self-Advocates! On October 5, a panel self-advocates from around the country will be discussing topics that they have found most important to them. The Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities will act as a host site for self-advocates to join the conversation and provide input. We Want to Hear About Your Experience! The Rochester Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder wants to learn about evaluation experiences of parents and guardians of children with autism spectrum disorder.