Volunteer for the Ombudsman Program

September 20, 2019

ARISE is looking for people to become volunteer Ombudsmen in Onondaga, Cayuga, Oswego, and Cortland counties. 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 of people in long-term care facilities, […]

ARISE is Hiring: School Based Mental Health Therapists and Mental Health Clinicians

September 16, 2019

ARISE is currently hiring and has immediate openings for School Based Mental Health Therapists and Mental Health Clinicians!!   Our School Based Mental Health Therapist provides services to children and their family members and/or appropriate collaterals that assist children in improving their social, emotional and educational functioning. For this position an LMSW (Licensed Master of Social Work), […]

Community-Based Prevocational Services

August 21, 2019

Community-Based Prevocational Services Preparing People for Employment   Person-Centered Focus to meet each individual’s vocational needs and desires   Discover, Explore and Experience A Variety of Employment-Related Endeavors Through Instruction, Training and Support   Individual and Group Opportunities Offered   Must be OPWDD eligible May be enrolled in other OPWDD services and/or ACCES-VR vocational support […]


September 5, 2018

Given an opportunity to collaborate with the City of Oswego and Mayor William Barlow, ARISE brought to the City’s attention an important issue which citizens and visitors who use power chairs may face while visiting the City’s sites, shopping at local businesses, and attending events – Power. To be specific,  low battery charge.  The need […]

Inclusion for individuals: Auburn agency, Weedsport school partner on adaptive design projects

Connor McGough, program coordinator for ARISE Adaptive Design, and Weedsport High School technology teacher Alicia Bower have been working together to create adaptive design objects for nearly two years. McGough and Bower gave a demonstration explaining the adaptive design process at Auburn Public Theater Thursday.Megan Ehrhart, The Citizen AUBURN — Nonprofit independent living center ARISE and Weedsport […]


April 4, 2018

By Contributing Writer: Michael Theobald In American television, characters with disabilities are rarely portrayed in reoccurring roles, especially on network television. There’s a new show on Fox called Speechless, which is centered on a family with three children, one of whom has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. There are countless numbers of reasons why […]

ARISE Newsletter – Winter 2018

March 20, 2018

Download the ARISE Winter Newsletter 2018 (PDF)

Playground For All Complete!

July 1, 2014

  We are so excited to announce that our brand new, fully-accessible playground at ARISE at the Farm is complete and ready for play! We are so incredibly grateful to everyone who help make this dream a reality. Check out this video created by the Central New York Community Foundation, one of our Partners In […]

Advocacy to Improve Home Care

March 24, 2014

ARISE advocates will be traveling to Albany tomorrow (March 25, 2014) to help with the NYS ADAPT Occupation of NYSNA Offices from 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM.  If you are interested in joining us, please contact Beata Karpinska-Prehn at 671-2929. People from Independent Living Centers across New York State such as ARISE are advocating for a […]

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ARISE Featured in Oswego United Way Video

December 6, 2013

[On screen] United Way presents a story from our Oswego community. It’s our community…it’s personal. Flossie (Oswego resident): I’ve lived in Oswego County all my life. ARISE helps people out with equipment for their convenience. Before ARISE came, I wasn’t able to get off my front porch, or get in my vehicle, or go anywhere being that […]