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.

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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Special 2-Part Webinar Series: Summer Camps

It's never too early to think about summer...learn about the summer camps in YOUR area! Please join us for a special Summer Camp two-part webinar series Wed Jan 19 & Wed Jan 2611:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ESTSession 1 - January 19 ARISE, Camp ARCO, Pals, and Lions Camp...

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Special Webinar with College Works

CollegeWorks is a two-year post-secondary program for young adults with developmental disabilities on the campus of Mohawk Valley Community College. The goal of the program is to provide the training necessary for students to obtain employment at the time of...

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Racing to the Top

Thomas Slicer is a very determined 27-year-old man. When he sets a goal for himself, he completes it, no matter what it takes. He excels in many areas, but he is particularly accomplished in athletics. Lately, Thomas’ main passion has been for running. On October 10,...

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