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    CCFI provided services to over 1400 people with disabilities and their families in 2015

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    CCFI provided information and/or services to 85 businesses in 2015

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    Of individuals that were enrolled in the ACES program gained employment in 2015

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    During open enrollment for the NYS Department of Health, CCFI staff enrolled 545 people in health insurance through the marketplace.

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    1 out of 4

    Number of individuals with a disability who have attended college and/or received an associate’s degree*

    *In Delaware, Otsego & Schoharie counties

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    Percentage of individuals with a disability who are still living in the same residence as the previous year*

    *Delaware, Schoharie and Otsego counties

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    CCFI staff are active on a variety of committees in Delaware, Otsego, Chenango & Schoharie Counties.

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    Because of CCFI staff, a local bus company altered their policy to accommodate overweight wheelchair users.

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    1 Billion

    Number of people in the world who have some form of disability

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    Percentage of New York State's population with a disability

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    2.6 Million

    Number of veterans who received compensation for service-related disabilities as of 2004

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    Median household income for an individual with a disability

Independence doesn’t mean you have to go it alone


Catskill Center for Independence is one of approximately 40 locally controlled independent living centers found throughout New York State.What this means is we are a non-residential, not-for-profit, community based, disability advocacy agency. The Center provides a variety of programs and services all with the goal of assisting and supporting individuals with disabilities in our community in their attainment of universal access and opportunity in every aspect of their lives.

We are a “Community of One.” The Center is run by individuals with disabilities for individuals with disabilities. In order to call ourselves an independent living center, at least 51% of our board of directors must be individuals with disabilities. Additionally, many of the Center’s staff also have personal experience with a disability. We serve individuals of any age with any type of disability. To further our goal we also provide services to families and friends, businesses, agencies, and municipalities. Since 1987 the Center has been committed to the elimination of physical, programmatic and attitudinal barriers. We also are dedicated to assisting individuals with disabilities to become more independent in all phases of their lives. Our staff is committed to serving anyone with a disability who needs our services or assistance in becoming more independent in their lives and communities.

It's never to early to prepare for a natural disaster. If you or a family member have a disability, please consider reading this and setting up your own action plan.

Tips from the American Red Cross on making an emergency plan and assembling a disaster preparedness kit for people with limited mobility or those with...

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