Agnes’ CDPA Journey

Thursday, July 16, 2020

AccessCNY’s Consumer Directed Personal Service program has been serving Agnes for more than 25 years Twenty-five years ago, Agnes found herself in a tough situation. As an active young woman with small children at home, the traditional homecare model wasn’t meeting her needs, but there were no alternatives. After a year without services for her […]

AccessCNY Statement on #BlackLivesMatter

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

To Our Community: “I can’t breathe.” If George Floyd can’t breathe none of us can. It shouldn’t take eight minutes of a Black man gasping for air to create change, but it might. AccessCNY cannot and will not stand for injustice against any people of color. Racism is immoral and all of us must raise […]

L’Arche Syracuse Affiliates with AccessCNY

Friday, May 1, 2020

On Friday, L’Arche Syracuse began an affiliation with AccessCNY. The two non-profit disability providers have been partnering on services for the last several months. The agreement became effective on May 1. L’Arche Syracuse will maintain its identity as a faith-based provider of services for individuals with developmental disabilities. Through a “Change of Auspices” affiliation structure […]

Thank You- Jess Brown

Friday, April 24, 2020

Thank You Jess Brown If you’re looking for an all-around team player, then look no further than Jess Brown. Whether day or night, when Jess gets a message from a struggling Exploring Your World preschool parent she immediately offers personalized occupational therapy suggestions that can be done quickly at home. When staff were asked if […]

Thank You- Maggie Williams

Friday, April 24, 2020

Thank You Maggie Williams As a member of the Human Resources team, a lot of Maggie Williams’ work is done out of the public eye. But that doesn’t make it any less important! When AccessCNY’s Executive Team made the decision to start implementing COVID-19 safety measures, one of the first requests was that every employee […]

Thank You- Pat Buchmann

Friday, April 24, 2020

Thank You Pat Buchmann This week, AccessCNY employee Pat Buchmann reminded us that sometimes a small act of kindness can make a huge difference. A participant recently expressed to Pat how much they were missing seeing their friends every week. Because they don’t have internet at home right now, they can’t even video chat with […]

Thank You- Rich Llanos

Friday, April 24, 2020

Thank You Rich Llanos Those who have met Direct Support Professional (DSP) Rich Llanos will tell you about his calm, kind demeanor. In a crisis, there’s few better people to have around. This is a fact that one of our participants learned last week when bed bugs were discovered in his apartment. Rich has been […]

Thank You Jess Evans

Friday, April 24, 2020

Thank You Jess Evans Community Habilitation and Deaf Services Program Manager Jess Evans is always on the lookout for new and exciting ways for Community Habilitation participants to get out in the community and have fun. We’re happy to say that even the coronavirus isn’t standing in her way! While helping her program manage the […]

Thank You- Unique Peerspectives & Berkana Teams

Friday, April 24, 2020

Thank You Peer Support Specialists In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the need for mental health support has risen all over the world. Recognizing this, the teams at AccessCNY’s Unique Peerspectives and Berkana programs have taken extraordinary effort to ensure help is available for Central New Yorkers in need. Some of their efforts include: […]

Thank You- Michael Scriven

Friday, April 24, 2020

Thank You Michael Scriven On a normal day, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Michael Scriven can be found at the David Clark Learning Center, helping members heal and connect through music. However since the coronavirus pandemic began, Michael has been helping to support participants at AccessCNY’s Boysen residence. Not only has Michael met this change in […]