ATI Encourages Cortland Residents To Get Their COVID-19 Vaccine At Upcoming Clinics
ACCESS TO INDEPENDENCE ENCOURAGES DISABLED AND NON-DISABLED RESIDENTS TO GET THEIR COVID-19 VACCINE AT ONE OF THE COUNTY’S UPCOMING CLINICS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021
Cortland, NY – As COVID-19 cases continue to climb in our area, Access To Independence encourages individuals with disabilities and chronic illnesses, and those around them, to schedule their vaccination or booster appointment as soon as possible. The Cortland County Department of Health is hosting clinics between December 28th and February 5th around the county.
The vaccinations will be offered three days a week for 6 weeks. Clinics will be open from 10am to 7pm each day unless otherwise noted. Boosters and initial vaccinations for both the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) will be offered for anyone in the eligible age groups. Anyone 5 years old and older can get the Pfizer vaccine and anyone 18 years and older can get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The pop-up clinics will be at a different location each week.
ATI Announces New Executive Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact name: Larry Woolheater, Board Chair, Access To Independence
Contact number: (607) 283-3265
Image description: Photo of a smiling Alexandra Mikowski. Alex has light skin with blue eyes and brown hair.
She is wearing a grey blouse and a silver necklace with a blue stone. Behind her is a dark wooden background.
CORTLAND, NY, September 28, 2021 – After conducting a nationwide search, Access To Independence of Cortland County, Inc. (ATI) is proud to announce the selection of Alexandra Mikowski (she/her) as the agency’s new Executive Director. She will assume her role on October 12, 2021.
ATI & StateWide To Launch First Agency-Led Telehealth Site
CORTLAND, NY [07/22/2021] -- Access To Independence (ATI) and NY StateWide Senior Action Council (StateWide) have teamed up to offer free, confidential internet access at ATI’s main office at 26 N Main Street for telehealth appointments and other virtual needs. This collaboration between ATI and StateWide is a part of StateWide’s larger Community Telehealth Access Project (CTAP). CTAP was launched in response to the lack of equitable internet infrastructure across Central New York, which has left rural residents out of the telehealth boom, despite needing it the most due to transportation barriers and fewer local healthcare specialists in their communities.
Urge Congress to Pass the Disability Integration Act (DIA)!
The Disability Integration Act (DIA) is civil rights legislation, introduced by Senator Schumer to address the fundamental issue that people who need Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) are forced into institutions and losing their basic civil rights. The legislation (S.2427) builds on the 25 years of work that ADAPT has done to end the institutional bias and provide seniors and people with disabilities home and community-based services (HCBS) as an alternative to institutionalization. It is the next step in our national advocacy after securing the Community First Choice (CFC) option.