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What makes ARISE different? As a designated non-residential Independent Living Center, we are organized and directed by people with disabilities.


President Barack Obama looks at a painting by Lois Curtis during a meeting in the Oval Office, June 20, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Say Their Names: Lois Curtis…

By Phil Prehn, Systems Change Advocate Say their names: Lois Curtis and Elaine Wilson. History has kept these women shrouded in obscurity, but for people…

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Something New at the Farm!

Madison County Public Health officials along with ARISE staff were on hand at ARISE at the Farm to unveil a new communication board for people…

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Technology That Works!

By Michael Theobald My relatively new communication device is paying dividends I never dreamed of! I'm currently enrolled in a summer class at Syracuse University.…

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Disability protesters advocating to #SaveCDPAP in Albany
Advocating for Disability Rights

By Phil Prehn, Systems Change Advocate The fight to make our society more accessible has been the most successful when people with disabilities make their…

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Art Explorers

Artists in our Art Explorers Club have been working hard creating wonderful artworks from watercolors to a special holiday wreath! Art Club Coordinator Michelle McIntyre…

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Bringing Adaptive Design to Cayuga…

Do you have a disability, or know someone with the disability that lives in Cayuga County and could benefit from a customized adaptive device? Do…

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