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ARISE Has a New Board President

January 3, 2020

On January 1, 2020, a long-time advocate for people with disabilities in Central New York, Agnes McCray became the President of the ARISE Operating Board. McCray started advocating for improved accessibility and the right to live independently while in her teens. She has participated in numerous protests and demonstrations to secure the rights for people […]

Housing Workshop for Tenants with Disabilities

October 29, 2019

The workshop is designed to help people learn how to find an apartment. The workshop also provides information about fair housing rights and responsibilities. WHEN: MONDAYS, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM LOCATION ARISE, 635 James Street, Syracuse, NY Topics covered: Finding affordable an/or accessible apartments Overview of Section 8 rent subsidies and subsidized housing Fair […]

My Trip to the House that Ruth Built…

October 28, 2019

In September of 2012, my Mom got tickets to a Yankee game for our family. I was almost thirty at the time and as I’m getting older it’s becoming more difficult to go on day trips due to all the assistance I need. This adventure I will never forget! We left before the sun came […]

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 […]

CITY OF OSWEGO’S – POWER SOLUTION

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

July 24, 2018

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 […]

Speechless

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 is Closed Until Further Notice

July 1, 2014

Playground For All Complete! 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 […]