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Some of the staff and young people in the Transitions program's social/media space in Canton. Photo: Todd Moe
Some of the staff and young people in the Transitions program's social/media space in Canton. Photo: Todd Moe

NYSARC's Transitions program ready to expand

A St. Lawrence County program that helps developmentally disabled young people lead more independent lives is serving an increasing number of clients, despite a decline in state funding. We stop by NYSARC's Transitions space in Canton for a conversation with its director, some of the young people in the program, and hear about plans to expand to Potsdam by the end of the year.

The public is invited to an Open House at the center from 4-6 pm today.  Go to full article

Independent Living Protest Closes Capitol Office Building

Hundreds of disabled people temporarily shut down the state capitol's tallest building as they accused Governor Pataki's administration of not obeying a court order that would help more people with disabilities to live independently from nursing homes.  Go to full article

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