News and Events

Southern Tier Connect is where you are; we are committed to coordinating the highest quality supports and services for the individuals and families of our beautiful region of New York. With offices located throughout the Southern Tier, we are pleased to offer news and events that will bring us closer to the individuals and families we serve.

Jimmy Severino: Ithaca’s Superstar

By Emily FalcoWhen you meet Jimmy Severino, it’s no surprise that he is known by many as “The Mayor of Ithaca.” His personality is magnetic and he has made many friends throughout the city over the years he has lived there.Above, Jimmy stands with Jessica Schifilliti,...

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The Fatal Five

What are the Fatal Five? The Fatal Five are the top five conditions linked to preventable health deterioration or death of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As a caregiver, it is important to be aware of the fatal five, increase your knowledge...

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Living Well Workshops with Bassett Healthcare Network

Living with a chronic condition like diabetes, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, COPD/asthma, heart disease, or cancer?Learn to manage your condition with Bassett Healthcare Network's Living Well program. The new six-week workshop series start each month, and it's...

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Developmental Disability Month

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and over the next 31 days, we’ll be highlighting various aspects of developmental disabilities, what you can do to advocate for yourself or a friend or family member with I/DD, and how you can promote disability...

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People First News: Special State Budget Update from OPWDD

Governor Hochul's Proposed Budget Shows Strong Commitment to People with Developmental DisabilitiesThe Governor’s Executive Fiscal Year 2023 Budget proposal exemplifies her commitment to people with developmental disabilities by growing State spending on OPWDD...

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February 12, 2022: Disabilities Forum with Tom Abinanti

Tom Abinanti, NYS Assemblymember and Chair of the NYS Assembly Committee on People with Disabilities, is fashioning a list of 2022 priorities, and is seeking your input! Here are some ways you can get involved. First, Mr. Abinanti invites you to share your...

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Springbrook Therapeutic Horse Program

Don't miss this opportunity to participate in Springbrook's Therapeutic Horse Program! Applications are now being accepted for Horse Program Scholarships through the Springbrook Foundation. Up to 10 vouchers may be awarded to a person, to be used for therapeutic...

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Move with EDD Virtual Fitness Classes

EDD Adaptive Sports is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating sports programs for individuals with disabilities. Their goal is for people with disabilities to experience joy, independence, and adventure through participation in sports. EDD partners...

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