Resources from Other Areas
National Council on Independent Living (NCIL): NCIL advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities. NCIL envisions a world in which people with disabilities are valued equally and participate fully.https://ncil.org/. See advocacy reports on the website.
New York State Parent to Parent
Mia's Place is a multi-sensory recreational center located in New Hartford, New York, for children with and without developmental disabilities and their families to play, learn and integrate. www.miasplacecny.com
HOMESTEADS FOR HOPE in Ogden, NY: A place where we ALL belong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3-4DTPcFzM This grassroots initiative has created a working farm for individuals with and without disabilties to learn and grow.in an inclusive setting. Opened in 2017, this 55 acre farm and intentional community includes educational, vocational, and social and recreational opportunities Currently, there are classrooms for greenhouses, marketing, a teaching kitchen and large barn,and gardening. Phase 2 of this project will create more work models for employment, including farm market, store, cafe, floral shop, and vineyard. Phase 3 will be a place to live inclusively. Phase 4 will include the opportunity to grow into the greater community.