ARISE is Looking to Fill Summer Camp Positions

March 30, 2020

ARISE has six job opening for our 2020 summer camps. Farm Camp and Freedom Camp staff supports camp participants, children and young adults with disabilities, to ensure a rewarding and safe day camp experience while incorporating campers’ goals and promoting positive socialization. A description of each opportunity is listed below. Camp Health Director Senior Camp Counselor […]


March 27, 2020

“ARISE is here for you,” states Kristen Miguel, Director of Clinical Services, “We’ve quickly ramped up our Mental Health Services to be able to accommodate anyone needing counseling.” During these stressful times, ARISE is quickly expanding “telehealth” visits. Counseling can be conducted via telephone or video chat through devices able to access the internet such […]

A Special Message from ARISE

March 23, 2020

ARISE is here to help. The Auburn, Oneida & Oswego offices are temporarily closed due to COVID-19. We are still providing all services remotely. Mental Health Services are also available on-site in the Syracuse and Fulton offices. Need to reach someone?  Call either Syracuse: 315-472-3171, Auburn: 315-255-3447  Oswego: 315-342-4088, Fulton:  315-887-5156, Oneida: 315-472-3172, Farm: (315) 687-6727 […]

ARISE responds to the COVID-19 virus

March 17, 2020

Dear ARISE Participants and Families: Our main priority is the health and safety of individuals we serve and our staff, volunteers and supporters.  Like all businesses, we’re making changes to reduce any potential spread of COVID-19. This message provides you with information about the actions ARISE is taking effective immediately. Drop-in and in-person visits to […]

ARISE at the Farm Playground Closed to Public

March 16, 2020

Effective immediately, ARISE at the Farm will be closing the playground until further notice due to the rising concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our volunteers, supporters, and the public are our highest priority and we appreciate your cooperation with this restriction.

Applications for Freedom & Farm Camp are Now Online

March 12, 2020

ARISE Parents March and April are the months to start planning for our summer camp programs: Freedom Camp, held in Cayuga County promotes an individual’s fullest level of participation in recreational and social activities through programs focused on the development of skills needed for community integration; empowers the siblings of individuals with disabilities to appreciate and […]

Volunteer for the Ombudsman Program

March 11, 2020

ARISE is looking for people to become volunteer Ombudsmen in Onondaga, Cayuga, Oswego, and Cortland counties. Registration for training is now open. Ombudsmen are trained and certified volunteer advocates who are passionate about the well-being of people living in nursing homes or adult care facilities. They can help resolve complaints, provide information about the rights […]

ARISE Adaptive Design on Upstate’s HealthLink Podcast

February 28, 2020

Adaptive Design comes up with practical solutions to challenges that disabled people face. Recently, a group of students from Upstate Medical University and ARISE Adaptive Design Coordinator Connor McGough traveled to Ecuador to compare notes with adaptive design professionals in South America. In this Upstate Medical University HealthLink podcast, McGough and Upstate assistant professor of physical […]

ARISE Teen Group Road Trip

February 24, 2020

The ARISE Teen Group enjoyed a full day of fun and adventure at the Strong Museum thanks to a grant from the Garrett Dunsmoor Memorial Foundation, located in Oswego, NY. Our 7 teens enjoyed just about every exhibit  the unique Rochester museum had to offer. Some were fond of riding on the train, others raced […]

ARISE is Accepting UNIQUE 2020 Artwork Submissions

February 24, 2020

It’s hard to believe but it’s that time again Central New York artists! ARISE is now taking submissions of your artwork for the 2020 UNIQUE magazine and exhibit! Each year, ARISE solicits submissions of original artwork and literature created by people who have a disability. Selected works will be viewed and put on exhibit at […]