Niagara Falls

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A Journey to the Falls

As you may know, it can sometimes be difficult for an individual with an intellectual disability to operate within a social situation. These individuals may be less observant or may misinterpret the social cues of others in the community. This is one of the many reasons why our Adult Social Recreation program created years ago. This unique program provides adults with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to participate in activities that support community integration and ...

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Learning with the LDA Feature Story

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Syracuse Woman Magazine

“She’s really taught me to enjoy the simple things, because it’s sometimes the simplest things that make her happiest,” – Elaine, LDACNY LIFE counselor.

“Jennie and Elaine have known each other for almost two years. They go out to eat. They go shopping, which is Jennie’s favorite pastime. They take care of Jennie’s dog, Fluffy. Since Elaine was hired by LDACNY as Jennie’s life ...

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Syracuse Auto Dealers Association Charity Preview 2017

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The 20th annual Syracuse Auto Dealers Association Charity

Preview will be held on November 1, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets and sponsorships for the February 15, 2017 Charity Preview. We raised over $25,000! Once we have our official total, we will let everyone know! We can’t wait to share with all of you the opportunities that were created for our clients due to your support and donations!

Didn’t make it to the February Charity Preview? Not a ...

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Summer Adventures in Learning

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learning

Are you looking for a way for your child to maintain his/her academic skills during the summer? Summer Adventures in Learning provides an atmosphere for your child to continue learning in the summer months.

The program strives to achieve the following outcomes for each student: to be engaged in learning, experience success, have fun, experience no regression, maintain academic growth, develop strategies, learn new skills, develop ...

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Matt

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Erie Canal Museum Volunteer Extraordinaire

Matt has always had a love of history. He’s also always had a learning disability. When he came to LDACNY, he joined the LIFE program. His counselor Jamie helped him see his “disability” didn’t mean he couldn’t put all of his amazing abilities to use. Matt has now been volunteering at the Erie Canal Museum for over 2 1/2 years! He’s worked his way from janitorial duties and setting up for events to Gallery Attendant, and ...

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Anthony

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Kinney Drugs Superstar Anthony began working with LDACNY immediately following his graduation from high school. With support from an employment consultant Anthony applied for several stock positons. After a few months of job searching, Anthony interviewed and was hired at Kinney Drugs. Over time the manager has added an additional work day to his schedule so he can assist with the weekly truck delivery. There are certain tasks he performs independently and other tasks that require assistance from his job ...

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Behind the Scenes: Video Testimonials (Part I)

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*note: this news item was created as we began work on our professional video. We look forward to sharing the video with you when it becomes available!

We’re shooting a professional video!

Okay, so it’s not Hollywood. But we are taking the next step in letting people know what we do, and how we do it. Along with relaunching our website, we’re filming a video testimonial.

Thursday’s the day our clients, staff and board (well, some of them) become stars!

It’ll start like a ...

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Lauren Sauve – Successful Literacy Coach

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Successful Literacy Coach LDACNY is expanding their horizons with an all-new literacy program geared towards adults. Small and intimate, the group is focused on increasing individual literacy– then building to the next level. And who is the person taking LDACNY on this journey? 24-year Literacy Coach veteran Lauren Sauve. Lauren says her favorite thing about working with reading and writing is “words live on after you’re gone.” She hopes to share her love of language with the community being built ...

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Sibling Diaries

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My youngest sister struggles with a learning disability. She has been diagnosed with dyslexia, she has a difficult time retaining information,and because of her learning disability she has extreme anxiety. She is now entering the 6th grade and she has had these issues since 1st grade.

This was very difficult for my family and I. The school did not do much too help, in fact the school refused to test her for a learning disability. For about a year my sister ...

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Spotlight On: Kinney Drugs

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Our Employment Services help individuals with the end goal of finding and main-taining employment. The path to employment can include a variety of services with LDACNY including resume writing assistance, job coaching, volunteer placement, employer discussions, mock interviews and more.

LDACNY and Kinney Drugs have worked together in a number of cases. We have not only found Kinney Drugs to be an amazing partner, but Kinney has received some incredible employees from us. One such employee in their Ca-millus ...

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