Resources from Other Areas

Joshua’s Stage/Lifelong Learning with Friends

Joshua’s Stage is an enrichment program in theatre arts, improv, music, dance, arts and crafts, photography, and create-a-story. ID/D Adult online classes are also offered in a wide range of subjects.

Autism Nature Trail at Letchworth State Park: A public accommodating nature trail designed for access by everyone.

Knoebels Amusement Resort: Accessible, Family-friendly amusement park that is newly autism certified.

Next for Autism: A nonprofit organization that supports opportunities that develop next steps for individuals with ASD.


American Association of People with Disabilities AAPD is committed to ensuring that all people with disabilities have the right to equal opportunity, to be economically self-sufficient, and to earn and save without jeopardizing access to the services and supports that allow them to live and work independently

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. See advocacy reports on the website.

New York State Parent to Parent

Parent to Parent of New York State builds a supportive network of families to reduce isolation and empower those who care for people with developmental disabilities or special healthcare needs to navigate and influence service systems and make informed decisions.

Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE): Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) is the United State’s national self-advocacy organization. We are a national board of regional representatives and members from every state in the US. The mission of SABE is to ensure that people with disabilities are treated as equals and that they are given the same decisions, choices, rights, responsibilities, and chances to speak up to empower themselves; opportunities to make new friends, and to learn from their mistakes.

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.

Think Differently in Dutchess County:

Open the Lid: Web-based courses, strategies, and community for neurodivergent people and their allies. Web-

Milestone Magazine: Employment Edition

A magazine for individuals with disabilities.

HOMESTEADS FOR HOPE in Ogden, NY: A place where we ALL belong: This grassroots initiative has created a working farm for individuals with and without disabilties to learn and 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.