Welcome to the new AccessCNY website! We are excited for you to look around! One change you may have already noticed is that services are now listed by age instead of program area. Our hope is this change makes it easier for you to find and sign up for services that help you and your loved ones.

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Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Therapy

Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy helps children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (also known as ASD) build skills and remove barriers to learning. Common goals of ABA include improving communication skills, minimizing harmful behaviors and increasing academic success. At AccessCNY, we recognize that every child is different. That’s why our team of trained […]

Children’s Services

AccessCNY’s Children’s Services are designed to help youth (ages 5-21) develop daily living and relationship building skills. Each of our services is personalized, flexible and designed to help kids reach their own personal goals. Our intention is to provide local families with the resources and supports needed to keep kids safe and comfortable at home, in […]

Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA)

AccessCNY’s Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA) program helps individuals take control of their personal care and home care needs. With the support of AccessCNY staff, CDPA participants screen, hire, train and supervise personal assistants (PAs) to help with important activities of daily living (ADL). A major benefit to the CDPA program – sometimes also referred to as Consumer Directed […]

Children | Adults | Seniors

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

Onondaga CASA is a program that connects community volunteers, known as Court Appointed Special Advocates (or CASAs), with neglected and abused foster children.   Foster kids are often deprived of a “normal” childhood and lack a strong parental figure who can advocate for their best interests. So CASAs step in to be that advocate. After being […]

Employment Services

Since 1986 AccessCNY’s Supported Employment programs have been helping individuals with a developmental disability and/or a mental health diagnosis find and succeed in jobs they enjoy. Each job seeker in the program is paired with an employment consultant who will be an ally and resource during the job search and first weeks of employment. While looking for a job, our employment consultants can help with:  […]

Children | Adults | Seniors

Environmental Modifications

AccessCNY’s Environmental Modifications (aka E-Mods) program helps individuals make their homes and/or workplaces more accessible. Our adaptive technicians know that the proper accommodations can make daily living easier and allow for maximum independence.   E-Mods staff are available to evaluate a space, design a plan to make it more accessible and then oversee its construction. Past projects have included:  To complete larger projects the adaptive […]

Children | Adults | Seniors

Family Support Services

AccessCNY’s  Family Support Services (FSS) help individuals with developmental disabilities and their families get the supports they need to live safely and happily in the community. Click on each service below to learn more about it.  Unless otherwise noted, all FSS services require eligibility from the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). If you do not […]

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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy (OT) is a type of clinical therapy that focuses on improving the strength, flexibility and dexterity of small muscles like those in the fingers, wrists and hands (known as fine motor skills). For a child, this may mean working with an OT on hand strength so that they can hold a pencil correctly. For adults, occupational therapy often […]

Children | Adults | Seniors

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy (PT) can provide a wide variety of benefits for individuals with developmental and physical disabilities, including:   Increased strength and endurance  Improved balance and coordination  Better range of motion  Less pain  At AccessCNY the physical therapy process starts with an evaluation, where one of our physical therapists (PTs) will learn about an individual’s goals and evaluate their […]

Children | Adults | Seniors

Self Direction Services

AccessCNY’s Self Direction Services empower adults with developmental disabilities to customize their supports and services to meet their unique needs. With the support of family and friends, Self Direction participants take control of important decisions such as what support staff to hire, which services to receive and how to allocate money from their budget. Watch […]

Children | Adults | Seniors

Sensory Integration Therapy

Jump To: About the Sensory System | About AccessCNY’s Integration Therapy | One Time Evaluations About the Sensory Systems:  We all experience life through our senses. More specifically, our brains gather input from seven sensory systems. Click on each sense/sensory system below to learn more about it.  Taste (gustatory) Smell (olfactory)  Sight (visual)  Hearing (auditory) Touch (tactile) […]

Children | Adults | Seniors

Speech & Language Therapy

Speech and Language Therapy helps people of all ages communicate better and understand information more easily. It usually focuses on improving two types of skills: Speech Skills- The ability to make the right sound and use the voice fully without straining  Language & Communication Skills- The ability to understand information when others are talking and the ability […]

Children | Adults | Seniors

TRAID Center

The Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disability (TRAID) Center is AccessCNY’s assistive technology lending library. The TRAID Center’s primary mission is to increase access to assistive technology and durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers and augmentative communication devices. TRAID accomplishes this goal by providing short term equipment loans at no cost; individuals simply borrow items, use […]

Children | Adults | Seniors

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