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We are dedicated to removing barriers, sustaining needs, strengthening skills, and enriching the lives of people with disabilities in Central New York.

Our mission is to work with people of all abilities to create a fair and just community in which everyone can fully participate. 

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The New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council is investigating barriers to independent living that children and adults with developmental disabilities face. You can share your experience by completing the DDPC survey.

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ARISE and Options for Independence Merger to Expand Services for People with Disabilities
The merger of two Independent Living Centers, organized and directed by people who have disabilities, will benefit residents of Cayuga and Seneca counties.
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