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Regional – Finger Lakes

  • Strike it up Artistic Center in Ontario ~ offers classes in Art, Dance and Music classes and welcomes Self Directed Students. Classes are forming based on interest, direct FI billing is accepted, individual lessons and Daytime Classes are offered. Contact Kaitlynn Schultz at 585-857-0804 or Strike It Up Artistic Center at 315-524-5330. See their Website at
  • Community Arts Workshop, Inc. ~ Using the arts to impart new skills to people of all abilities.
  • Success & Job Coaching ~ Coaching sessions are customized to meet the needs of the individual and can include goal setting, time/task management, resume writing/interview skills as well as job specific development and proficiency at an individual’s work site.
  • Yoga and Mindfulness Instruction ~ Whether you are new to yoga, working on a strengthening your practice or want to become present in daily life through mindfulness, all sessions are tailored to meet the individual goals and needs of participants.
  • FSS Directory ~ Finger Lakes DDRO Family Support Services Directory of Agencies and Programs
  • Respite Directory
  • Abilities Movement~ “promoting community integration for people with special needs through our support services, fitness, recreation and social opportunities”
  • The Monroe Housing Collaborative ~ An all-in-one resource for those with disabilities to create, locate, and track residential options in our community.
  • Move to Include~ a partnership between WXXI and the Golisano Foundation designed to promote inclusion for people with intellectual and physical disabilities.
  • Homesteads for Hope  ~ With effortless inclusion and a focus on our region’s future, Homesteads for Hope is a one-of a kind community farm, fostering independence, promoting skills training, socialization, self-awareness and career exploration on our organically practiced farm.
  • HomeOfMyOwnofWNY  Our mission is to create apartment communities tailored to independent individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who desire to live in a safe, social and integrated community with lifelong sustainability.
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  • Upstate Special Needs Planning ~ Upstate Special Needs Planning is not your traditional planning group. USNP is a comprehensive financial planning group who specializes in working with families who are caring for an individual with developmental disabilities, mental health issues or (TBI) Traumatic Brain Injury.
  • Safe at Home ~ Learn what you need to know to prevent fires and stay safe in your home. Trainers from Prevention 1st will come to your home and assess its safety, and then provide individualized training to make sure you know what to do in the event of an emergency as well as how to prevent fires from ever happening.
  • Spotted Rabbit Studio ~ provides art & music psychotherapy services by licensed creative arts therapists (LCATs), as well as therapeutically minded classes in the expressive arts by experienced teaching artists. We work with all ages and abilities and specialize in helping individuals increase self-esteem, build positive social skills, and develop healthy coping strategies. We also offer arts-based vocational programing for adults.
  • Ability Yoga ~ 4 Wallingford Rise, Fairport, NY 14450,, 585-314-2450
  • Rochester Brainery ~ Rochester Brainery allows people to connect with their community through fun, affordable and accessible classes. Each month you’ll find a variety of classes on an unrestricted variety of topics. Learn from local authors, mixologists, actors, dancers, artists, graphic designers, beer-brewers, and more.
    Anything goes as long as there is something to be learned! The best part is? All of our classes are $30 or less! We also focus on single-session classes, so you don’t have to make a long-term time commitment.
  • Pieters Life Center ~ The Mission of the Pieters Family Life Center is to provide an environment that will strengthen community and nurture relationships through recreational, educational, social, spiritual, health and wellness opportunities that are inclusive to all people. We are guided by the belief that all people are entitled to the opportunity to mature, to learn, and to grow in an environment that will support their passions, interests, dreams, and goals.
  • Phelps Community Center ~ The Phelps Community Center is truly the heart of Phelps! We offer a large variety of programs, events, and activities for those of all ages.
  • Ontario ARC~ offers inclusive classes and programs throughout the year
  • Hochstein ~ At Hochstein, our mission is simple: to provide excellent music and dance instruction to anyone who is interested – regardless of age, level of skill, background, or ability to pay.
  • The Animation Workshop at Animatus Studio ~ Are you interested in drawing? Do you want to see your characters come to life? Have you ever wondered what goes into shooting an animated movie? You just might be right for our Animation Workshops.
  • Skyzone ~ Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park. We’re the inventors of “fun fitness” and the makers of trampolines as far as the eye can see. We give you one of the greatest workouts ever combined with awesome, healthy fun. We’ve been voted the number one “out of the box” workout and the “best party ever.” Experience WOW – the weightlessness of bouncing, flipping and landing in a pit filled with 10,000 foam cubes.
  • Spectrum Creative Arts ~ We provide premium quality creative arts services in the areas of music therapy, music instruction, art therapy, and art instruction for children and adults in Rochester, New York and surrounding areas. Here at Spectrum, we believe that EVERYONE is an artist, and we seek to empower our clients to create, explore, and enjoy the arts.
  • The Webster Aquatic Center (WAC) is owned and managed by the Webster Central School District. Since its grand opening in April 2002, the WAC has become a focal point for aquatic recreation, instruction, and competition in the greater Webster area.
  • The Music Store Inc ~ The Music School at The Music Store has been offering the best in private music instruction for over 25 years. One-on-One lessons that can be customized to fit the needs of the individual student blended with the traditions of music learning.
  • Greece Community Education ~ If you are looking for a class, activity, enroll your child in an afterschool program, or prepare for the TASC™ (High School Equivalency) test, we have a program for you.
  • West Irondequoit Community Education ~ The Community Education program provides the opportunity for students of all ages to participate in a variety of classes and activities using school facilities and community resources. Opportunities exist for participants to teach as well as to enhance and improve skills or to acquire new ones.
  • Newark Central School District Community Education ~ Offering Community Classes ranging from Yoga/Pilates and Meditation to Photography and Cooking.
  • Seneca Park Zoo ~ Through the exhibition of animals in naturalistic settings, the Seneca Park Zoo will provide engaging and educational experiences to give our community the motivation and skills to act as stewards of the environment.
  • Rochester Museum and Science Center ~ A Museum/Science center with three floors of hands-on, interactive exhibits in science, technology, natural science and regional cultural heritage.
  • LA Fitness ~  With our wide range of amenities and a highly trained staff, we provide fun and effective workout options to family members of all ages and interests.
  • YMCA ~ The YMCA of Greater Rochester is a charitable association of members that seeks to place Christian principles into practice through its programs for the community to build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.
  • Planet Fitness ~ We at Planet Fitness are here to provide a unique environment in which anyone – and we mean anyone – can be comfortable. A diverse, Judgement Free Zone® where a lasting, active lifestyle can be built.
  • VolunteerMatch ~ With more volunteers and more volunteer opportunities than any other service, VolunteerMatch is how good people and good causes get connected.
  • Camp Whitman ~ Camp Whitman is a traditional children’s summer camp owned and operated by the Presbytery of Geneva, in partnership with the Presbytery of Genesee Valley. Each week during the summer we welcome both area youth for our traditional camp programs as well as youth and adults with developmental disabilities for our specialized Pine Camp program.
  • 4-H ~ is open to all youth aged 5-to-19, who want to have fun, learn new skills, and explore the world. In return, youth who participate in 4-H find a supportive environment and opportunities for hands-on or “experiential” learning about things that interest them.
  • Webster Parks and Rec
  • Pittsford Recreation Department
  • Chili Parks and Rec
  • Gates Park and Rec
  • Penfield Parks and Rec
  • Gates park and recreation
  • City of Rochester Parks and Rec
  • Henreitta Parks and Rec
  • Brighton Parks and Rec
  • Perinton Parks and Rec
  • Wisdom Writing ~ Record your journey of personal growth and develop wisdom by learning from your life experience.
  • Rochester Rotary Sunshine Camp
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Girl Scouts of Western , NY
  • First Apartment Guide The ultimate First Apartment Guide and Checklist
  • Artistic Center ~Here at Strike it Up! we are not just a dance studio we are an artistic center. Music, theater, dance, art and fitness are all forms of expression, and we make it our mission to provide well rounded educational opportunities through-out all area’s of the the arts.


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