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Tag Archives: disabilities

OPWDD invites questions, comments for disability-related webinars (access required)

The state Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) has a series of webinars to take place statewide to help answer questions from self-advocates and family members of people with disabilities. The first event will address individuals in the Western ...

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Golisano Foundation awards $230,000 in COVID-19 grants (access required)

The Golisano Foundation has awarded nearly $230,000 in the fourth round of its COVID-19 Response Grants to six organizations in Western New York and Southwest Florida. Grants totaling more than $215,000 have been awarded to agencies that serve individuals with ...

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Local nonprofit creates global inclusion training movement (access required)

Rochester Accessible Adventures, a local nonprofit that trains, supports and promotes recreation businesses to operate inclusively, is hoping to train 2,020 youth and adults this year in its #WeWillInclude movement. RAA is responding to the impact of COVID-19 with an ...

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Lifetime Assistance to renovate three centers with help from Golisano Foundation challenge grant (access required)

Lifetime Assistance Inc. has received a $750,000 challenge grant from the Golisano Foundation. The funding will help the nonprofit transform three-day services centers to meet the changing needs of those with developmental disabilities. The Independence Together campaign, the largest in ...

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Golisano Foundation awards grant for training in specialized Alzheimer’s care (access required)

The Golisano Foundation plans to fund a pilot program to train providers who serve seniors with intellectual and developmental disabilities on how to care for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The two-year, $100,000 grant will be implemented by two ...

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Documentary on intellectual disabilities to be screened here this week (access required)

A documentary that challenges IQ testing and the limits placed on people with intellectual disabilities will have its Upstate New York premiere at Strong National Museum of Play on Wednesday. “Intelligent Lives,” a documentary by award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib, will ...

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Jewish Family Navigator program helps families address disabilities (access required)

Rochester-area residents have a new resource for coping with a family member’s disability. The newly instituted Jewish Family Navigator program is a partnership between AutismUp and the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester, with funding support from the Max and Marian ...

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