AccessCNY and Arc of Onondaga to Host Rally in Support of People with Disabilities

Posted on March 7, 2024

(March 7, 2024) - On Friday, March 8 AccessCNY and Arc of Onondaga will host a joint “We Matter!” advocacy rally in support of increased supports and investments in services for people with disabilities. The event will be held at 10:00 a.m. in the Martha Eddy Room in the Art and Home Center at the New York State Fairgrounds.

The event will feature family members, people with disabilities and Direct Support Professionals sharing why increased state funding is needed to ensure the sustainability of essential supports for Central New Yorkers with disabilities. Area elected officials will also be on hand to speak to the need for increased investments in services for those with disabilities.

For questions or coverage opportunities, please contact Matt Seubert of AccessCNY at: 315- 657-0133 or Joanna Jewett of Arc of Onondaga at: 315-591-1115.

About AccessCNY and Arc of Onondaga: AccessCNY and Arc of Onondaga are separate entities, but often partner for the betterment of Central New Yorkers with disabilities. The two agencies serve over 2,200 people each year with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health diagnoses and/or acquired brain injuries. Both agencies provide a wide array of services including residential, day and community programs, employment supports, clinical services and recreation programs. The agencies operate over 75 different program sites across Central New York and employ over 1,800 individuals.

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