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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.


The Disability Priority Agenda—Part 1:…

By Phil Prehn, ARISE Systems Change Advocate Every year, ARISE works with the other 40 Independent Living Centers in New York State to advocate for…

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It’s Transit Equity Week

By Phil Prehn Transit Equity Week is celebrated in February, to coincide with the birthday of Rosa Parks, America’s most famous bus rider. Her goal…

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An Unwanted New Years Guest

By Michael Theobald Don’t be fooled. COVID is still with us. I figured I made it through the worst of it. But three years after…

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Preparing for a CNY Winter

By Phillip Prehn Winter storms and blizzards can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice, and high winds. FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, asks you…

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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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