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STIC’S building will be open to the public starting April 4th 2022 


May 30th – Closed for Memorial Day

June 20th – Closed for Juneetenth (observed for 6/19)

June 27 thru July 1st – Closed for Staff Appreciation 

July 4th – Closed for the 4th of July 

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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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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

5/10/22 and 5/17/22 – DEC, State Parks, and Adirondack Park Agency Announce Virtual Public Forums on Inclusivity, Accessibility, and Sustainability in the Outdoors

Lunchtime Sessions Feature Introduction by Kimberly T. Hill, Chief Disability Officer for Governor Kathy Hochul

Tuesday May 10th and May 17 –  click here to view event info PDF

5/1/22 – Ann’s 5K for HD


Click here for PDF link

4/8/22 – The Trauma Informed Policing model, which has gained national momentum as a result of calls for police reform, teaches officers to recognize trauma, understand its impact, and then de-escalate situations based on that knowledge.  The Binghamton Police Department, in collaboration with the Care Compass Network’s Regional Trauma Informed Care Network, the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier, and STIC worked together to create a curriculum and train 156 of our local officers. This is what teamwork can accomplish!

3/22/22 – Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Association of New York State – Click here for video link

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Xscapes are interactive adventure based escape room scenarios. Escape rooms are a rapidly growing popular entertainment adventure. You are part of a team of players who are placed in a room filled with puzzles and the clues that you need to solve the adventure. You have one hour to escape the scenario successfully. Can your team do it? Are you and your companions observant, logical, problem solvers with the inherent talentand knowledge to win in record time? Can you collaborate performing as a team, each member applying their particular talents and insights to the challenge at hand, keeping sight of the overall goal? This isn’t a board room meeting on “team building”, This is the test: Time to Function. Get yourselves some bragging rights. Think yourselves out of the big box. Simon Says: Assemble your team, and have some hands-on fun.


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