The Oswego County Legislature proclaimed July 26 as Americans with Disabilities Awareness Day to promote education about advocacy, resources and services available to county residents.
The Legislature’s Human Services Committee presented the certificate to members of Oswego ARISE.
The group works with communities to protect the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, which ensures that people of all levels of ability have access to services and employment, accommodations and transportation, and telecommunications.
To learn more about ARISE, go to www.ariseinc.org
ARISE is a non-profit Independent Living Center run by and for people with disabilities. The organization has been providing advocacy and services since 1979, and each year ARISE works with approximately 4,000 people of all ages who have all types of disabilities. ARISE has offices in Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Cayuga, and Seneca counties and operates ARISE at the Farm, a 77-acre recreational facility in Chittenango and ARISE & Ski at Toggenburg Winter Sports Center in Fabius.