Grants 2013

Children and Youth Services

Bivona Child Advocacy Center
$15,000 Forensic interviewing for children with disabilities who may be victims of sexual or physical abuse.

Camp Abilities at SUNY Brockport
$5,000 Camp Abilities 2013 – Sports camp for youth who are blind or visually impaired.

Happiness House
$25,000 Early intervention for infants birth through 3 years showing signs of developmental disabilities.

Hillside Children’s Center
$100,000 Family Finding, a family search and engagement program for youth with developmental disabilities.

Hillside Family of Agencies
$20,000 Family Finding training agencies in the local service area.

Hope Hall
$20,000 Mastery in Learning Scholarship Program for students with disabilities

Institute for Innovative Transitions
$361,000 Programs, research and technical assistance aimed at improving transition services for teens and young adults with developmental disabilities.

LDA – Life & Learning Services
$20,000 Educational support services for students with developmental disabilities.

Rochester Childfirst Network
$5,000 Adaptive playground equipment for children with disabilities.

Rochester Rehabilitation Center, Inc.
$10,000 Rochester Rookies adaptive sport program.

Sisters of Mercy – Andrews Center
$20,000 Residential home for infants and children with significant disabilities.

Stepping Stones Learning Center
$50,000 Renovation of facility to expand inclusive child care and learning environment and after school programs.

UNYFEAT(Upstate NY Families for Effective Autism Treatment; now know as AutismUP)
$20,000 Educational programs and family support for individuals with autism.

Adult and Family Support Services

Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders Association
Rochester Chapter Inc.
$18,000 Dementia support services for adults with development disabilities

Association for the Blind (ABVI)
$62,500 Creation of outdoor mobility training area for people who are blind or visually impaired.

Center for Disability Rights
$5,000 Recreation, health and wellness program for adults with disabilities.

Corn Hill Navigation
$10,000 Riverboat cruising experiences for individuals with disabilities.

CP Rochester
$7,500 Adaptive ski program.

Freedom Guide Dogs for the Blind
$20,000 Guide dog training and placement.

Hickok Center for Brain Injury
$10,000 New computer system for agency.

Hochstein School of Music
$25,000 Music therapy for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Humane Society @ Lollypop Farm
$10,000 Pet Assisted Therapy program for individuals with disabilities.

Jewish Community Center Greater Rochester
$8,000 Social and recreational programs for individuals with developmental disabilities.

$20,000 Healthcare Coordination Initiative for older adults with developmental disabilities.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
$10,000 MS Independence Program providing assistance to families.

$50,000 Facility renovation for residential suite for individuals with traumatic brain injury.

WXXI Public Broadcasting Council
$140,000 Expansion of disability programming and education using radio, TV and other public awareness venues.

Total Grants Awarded in 2013 - $1,067,000