Inclusion Desk

‘This is a wonderland’: On ADA anniversary, Hochul visits Sunshine Camp

As a line of golf carts wound their way around the Sunshine Camp in Rush on Monday, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul stopped and got out so she could take in the...
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Tue, 07/27/2021 - 6:31am
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Group that serves people with disabilities at staffing ‘crisis point’

A statewide group that provides services to people with developmental disabilities is calling on lawmakers to take action to address what they say is a...
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Tue, 07/13/2021 - 12:33pm
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Summer camp teaches social skills that remote learning has taken away

Like so many students around the world, Owen Penniston had a tough school year during the COVID-19 pandemic. "I felt really isolated,” the 12-year-old...
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Mon, 06/28/2021 - 8:23pm
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Rochester's Black deaf community speaks up about barriers to healthcare

The pandemic has shed light on disparities within the Black community. In addition to systematic racism, lack of access to health information and health...
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Mon, 06/14/2021 - 1:05pm
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State Senate OKs bills to help people with disabilities

The state Senate this week passed a package of bills to boost individuals with disabilities. Sen. John Mannion, who chairs the Senate Disabilities...
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Fri, 05/28/2021 - 9:55am
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Heritage Christian Services opens its first residential home in eight years

Six people, surrounded by their families, celebrated the completion of their new home on Jackson Road in Penfield on Wednesday. The six-bedroom home,...
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Wed, 05/26/2021 - 2:13pm
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NYDOH gets backlash from disability advocacy group

Laura Tobia held up a photo of her two brothers, John and Billy, during a Zoom press conference Friday. “I want to put a face with their names because...
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Mon, 05/10/2021 - 4:28am
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Heritage Christian Services raises wages for front-line workers

A Rochester organization that provides programs and services for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities is raising its base wage...
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Fri, 04/30/2021 - 6:13am
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AutismUp's Facebook group provides support to caregivers

When Leilani McDonald was 2 years old, her mom became concerned about some of her behaviors. Jennifer McDonald said her daughter wasn’t talking and...
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Fri, 04/23/2021 - 1:44pm
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NTID to expand technical education for deaf and hard of hearing students

RIT and its National Technical Institute for the Deaf have been awarded a $470,000 federal grant to help deaf and hard of hearing students learn...
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Mon, 04/19/2021 - 6:57am
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