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Dec 26th to Jan 2nd  – Closed for Christmas and New Year 

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Imagine a world that is accessible to everyone–where no barriers to independence exist; where you’re allowed to be yourself and free to let your disability be just one more part of you. Together we can shape this world. Join the Independent Living (R)evolution! Our unity can be a potent force for change.

In addition to providing services, the Southern Tier Independence Center is a gathering place for people and information. Our joint efforts in understanding the issues and concerns of people with disabilities can pave the way to this more accessible world.

The Center believes that people have the right to be responsible for making their own choices. By working with you rather than for you, we respect your ability to know what’s best for you.

If any of our services seem like a good option for you, we’d like to meet you! All services are free unless otherwise indicated.

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Southern Tier Independence Center would like to thank everyone who contributed to our First Annual Holiday Craft Fair. It was extremely successful, the funds going to support STIC’s mission to promote the independence of children and adults with disabilities in our area. We couldn’t have done it without your support:

Sam’s Club            Target               Price Chopper

            Jaret’s Stuffed Cupcakes          Reaper’s Revenge       Nighthawk

Janitorial          Joey’s Pizza                Shepard Hills Golf Course

McGirk’s Irish Pub      The Belmar Pub & Grill          The Old Union Hotel

             Northside Wine & Liquor    Vestal Town Liquor Lupo’s

Suziq Crafts Music City       Envy Nails             B’witched Simple Sugars

Electric City Harley Davidson             Southern Tier Harley Davidson

STIC is getting in the Christmas spirit with decorating a tree for the Roberson Museum

STIC is getting in the Christmas spirit with decorating a tree for the Roberson Museum

11/21/22 – New Training Video about the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program, produced by the Broome County Office for Aging, NY Connects and Southern Tier Independence Center.

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Learn about the candidate’s views and ideas on the disability community’s most important government policy and funding issues in our area.

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9/29/22 – Getthere Mobility Management Program

Getthere Call Center (855) 373-4040 Monday-Friday 7am-7pm

One stop resource for transportation support, assistance, and education.



SUBJECT: Office for People with Developmental Disabilities’ Statewide Comprehensive 5.07 Plan

PURPOSE: To examine the planning and implementation process related to the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities’ Statewide Comprehensive 5.07 Plan.

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9/1/22STIC’s Comments on OPWDD’s Proposed 2023-27 Five-Year Plan

STIC has found several deficiencies in OPWDD’s 5-year plan, which will have an impact on consumers and providers alike. Please click the link below to read the comments.

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5/25/22 – 10 Ways Community Schools Help All Students and Families Thrive from 6 PM – 7 PM  click here to view event info PDF

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