Onondaga County Social Groups
Sibshops in Onondaga County
Sibshops in Onondaga County is a support group for brothers and/or sisters that have a sibling with a disability. Sibshops is available for any youth in Onondaga County 7-12 years of age who have a sibling with a disability. We also offer a teen group for teens 13-17 years of age who have a sibling with a disability.
The group meets at various times and locations that are convenient for the participants. The meetings are a great opportunity to discuss concerns, frustrations, accomplishments, and almost anything else related to life with having a sibling with a disability. Sib teens 13-17 years old can also meet and chat online any time they want or need to 24/7!
If you are interested in joining the group, contact Allison Crosley at (315) 671-3092 or .
The Communicators Adult Social Group
The Communicators is a monthly social group for adults with all types of disabilities. This group gives you the opportunity to come together, make new friends, socialize, learn, and share your experiences.
If you are interested in joining the group, contact Beata Karpinska-Prehn at (315) 671-2929 or .
Young Adult Art Explorers Club
Young Adult Art Explorers Club is a club that meets three times a month, on Wednesdays, for young adults to experience and enjoy creating art! With the assistance of ARISE staff members, young adults ages 14 to 21 are welcome to attend independently or with a family member or volunteer. Interested participants under the age of 14 who are responsible can attend. Members will have the chance to experiment with different artistic mediums.
This club is free to belong and all supplies are included. Anyone who is interested must be OPWDD Waiver eligible. Please contact Jessica Martin at (315) 671-4641 or to reserve your space. We ask that everyone call ahead so we are able to make sure we have enough supplies.