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9/27/21 to 9/29/21 – NYAIL Conference

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10/11/21 – Closed for Columbus Day


11/25/21 to 11/26/21 – Closed for Thanksgiving

12/24/21 – Closed for Christmas Eve


12/31/21 – Closed for New Years Eve




STIC Calls on Governor Hochul to Hire a Chief Disability Officer, and Sign A. 3130/S. 1836 Into Law, Reinstating the Office of the Advocate for People With Disabilities – 9/9/21

Southern Tier Independence Center calls on Governor Hochul to support the “Fair Pay for Home Care” bill (S5374/A6329), which would pay a living wage to home care workers and resolve the critical shortage of Home Care Aides and Personal Assistants in NY – 9/10/21

September is National Preparedness Month, and FEMA has put together a webpage filled with information videos, and toolkits. Very timely, considering the deaths and damage due to Ida – 9/13/21


While all of STIC’s programs and services have been operational, most staff have been working from home a this time. We will be bringing staff back to our offices using a phased in approach. We continue to monitor the State and CDC as needed for updates and planning.


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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.

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.