AccessCNY’s Fall Newsletter

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Inside this edition: The new Provisions Express is now open at the Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville A story of mental health recovery from Sabrina All about Anything That Rolls and the AccessCny Golf Classic Thank you to the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation Click here to read the Fall Newsletter! We hope you enjoy this […]

AccessVoice, Empowering Art Show for People of all Abilities

Friday, August 25, 2017

AccessCNY is partnering with local art gallery 914Works, of the Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts, to present an empowering art show which celebrates the work of artists with disabilities and mental health conditions. AccessVoice’s opening reception, held on August 31 from 6-8pm at the 914Works gallery on Genesee Street, will begin the […]

Grand Opening of New David Clark Learning Center a Success

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Yesterday, AccessCNY celebrated the expansion of the agency’s art and music center for individuals with acquired brain injuries. The David Clark Learning Center (DCLC) is a place where those with a life-altering injury come together to regain what they have lost, explore their capabilities and create new meaning in their life. The David Clark Learning […]

AccessCNY, Local Organizations March to Celebrate Americans with Disabilities Act

Thursday, August 3, 2017

On Wednesday, July 26, hundreds of marchers took to the streets of downtown Syracuse to celebrate the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Carole Hayes Collier, longtime disability rights advocate and employee at AccessCNY says the act has had a big impact. “This act has made a huge difference for people with disabilities in […]

AccessCNY Partners with Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville to Open Provisions Express

Thursday, August 3, 2017

In August the DeWitt Community Library moves to a new home and becomes the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville. In addition to new space for collections, meetings and the community, the library will also feature a café. Provisions Express will open in the library and be operated by AccessCNY. Provisions, located in Syracuse’s Armory […]

AccessCNY Applauds Governor’s Agreement to Be Fair to Direct Care

Monday, April 3, 2017

After months of advocacy by AccessCNY and other agencies across the state, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has agreed to wage increases for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) that work with individuals with disabilities. The Be Fair to Direct Care campaign sought funding to implement a living wage for staff of nonprofit organizations whose work is difficult […]

Guide to Health Care Decisions for Individuals with Disabilities Released

Friday, February 10, 2017

In response to requests from families AccessCNY has released a new booklet on health care decisions for individuals with disabilities. The booklet highlights different options and procedures for making these difficult decisions. The information is provided solely as a resource for families so they may be thinking about these important decisions before facing a terminal […]

AccessCNY Winter 2017 Newsletter

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Inside this edition: The new David Clark Learning Center we are building to meet member needs A story of inclusions from Blue Spruce Lounge A letter from me about the Bfair2DirectCare campaign AccessCNY winning Self-Advocacy Agency of the Year A focus on health, AccessCNY’s partnership with Excellus BlueCross BlueShield in Community Supports Click here to read the […]

AccessCNY Wins Self-Advocacy Agency of the Year, Advocate Stands Out

Thursday, November 10, 2016

At this year’s Self-Advocates of New York State Conference, AccessCNY was recognized for the support of its Self-Advocacy club. The award is given each year to an agency nominated by a Self-Advocate group. At this year’s conference, organizations across the state lauded AccessCNY’s program, which supports persons with disabilities who learn how to speak up […]

AccessCNY Highlights Wage Struggle for Direct Care Staff

Monday, October 17, 2016

Last week, AccessCNY and Arc of Onondaga partnered to draw attention to a key issue in our community. Wages for direct support professionals (DSPs) for persons with disabilities have not gone up significantly in eight years. This has resulted in 10% of those positions statewide going unfilled and a 25% turnover rate. This not only hurts […]