FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - St. Lawrence NYSARC (, a private, non-profit organization committed to maximizing the potential of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has been awarded a grant of $2,000 from the Corning Foundation to purchase an interactive smart whiteboard to use in day habilitation sites.


This smart board will enhance learning by providing options for group collaboration and cooperation among many different individuals.  It also will offer people with intellectual disabilities the chance to research and share information collaboratively. The new technology will be used to in the learning center to teach classes, display daily schedules, obtain current weather forecasts, news, and so much more.


“The Corning Foundation’s focus on education is a perfect match with our vision of life-long learning,” said St. Lawrence NYSARC CEO/Executive Director Daphne A. Pickert. “This grant enhances the technology that the Agency is currently using to teach people as they transition out of high school. Employing interactive technology helps keep students engaged.”


St. Lawrence NYSARC provide more than 20 programs and services throughout the county, including: Transitions, Career Opportunities, Children & Youth Services, Clinical Services, Community Arts Programs, Day Habilitation Services, Dodge Pond Summer Camp, Family Support Services, Gallery of Art & Learning, Fitness Center, Guardianship Services, Residential Services, Seaway Industries, Service Coordination, Volunteer Services, Freedom Reins, and Traumatic Brain Injury Program.  To learn more about St. Lawrence NYSARC, its programs and volunteer opportunities, people may call 315-379-9531, go online to or on Facebook.



In the photo from left to right: From SLNYSARC-Michele Burgess, Roger Bourcier, Paul Madison, Tina Oney, Philip Rhoda from Corning and Tracy Tuttle from SLNYSARC.


About St. Lawrence NYSARC:

St. Lawrence NYSARC exists as a non-profit membership association dedicated to full inclusion and integration for persons with intellectual and other developmental disabilities within our communities. The Agency’s mission is to offer individuals and their families an opportunity to achieve self-determined goals and provide life-long learning opportunities.


Contact: Michelle Quinell-Gayle

Assistant Executive Director of Community Relations

St. Lawrence NYSARC