60 Years of Achieving More Together

Founded by parents and advocates who dreamt of a new way for independent agencies to work together, Al Sigl Community of Agencies marks six decades of celebrating abilities, inclusion and collaboration.

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CP Rochester

CP Rochester provides a network of services for people with physical disabilities®, from infancy through their senior years, to ensure that they safely determine their own pathways in life and live as full members of their communities. Celebrating 75 years of dedicated service,
CP Rochester continues to open doors and change lives.

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Empowering People's Independence

EPI provides progressive, tailored care solutions to people with developmental disabilities, epilepsy, and brain injury. Headquartered in Rochester, NY and with offices in Syracuse and Binghamton, EPI provides comprehensive services in the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, Western and Central New York regions.

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Medical Motor Services

Medical Motor Services provides direct transportation services to children, adults, and senior citizens with disabilities® and special needs, arranges transportation using other community providers and offers a vehicle maintenance service to other not-for-profit organizations.

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National Multiple Sclerosis Society Upstate New York Chapter

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Upstate New York Chapter provides comprehensive services to families who live with the unpredictable effects of multiple sclerosis through education, information, advocacy, health and wellness activities.

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Rochester Hearing and Speech Center

Rochester Hearing and Speech Center identifies, evaluates and provides treatment for anyone of any age with speech, language, or hearing challenges to enable communication for life.

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Rochester Rehabilitation

Rochester Rehabilitation achieves its mission of Work, Wellness, Independence, by getting people back to work and fostering active living. It provides an array of vocational, mental health, specialized driver evaluation/training, plus adaptive sports and recreation services for people with disabilities® designed to assist them in achieving vocational goals, independent living, and healthy active lifestyles.

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Starbridge

Starbridge partners with people of diverse abilities and their families to achieve success in education, employment, and healthy living.

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Milestone Memories

Milestone Memories

Roger Brandt has been an Al Sigl volunteer for 35 years. His first impression of Al Sigl’s Golisano Campus at Elmwood was how the physical spaces fostered a sense of community, of shared purpose.

“Walking the halls, you passed from one agency to the next, seeing the gym, the classrooms. I remember thinking how Al Sigl’s model of collaboration made so much sense,” Roger recalls. “I had never seen a gathering of so many people with so many different needs in one space, in one tremendous building.”

When he was young, Roger talked with his son, Ryan, about why he became involved. As Ryan got older, he decided to volunteer as well. “I hadn’t really thought about all of the different supports that the agencies need to be able to focus on serving the individuals who rely on their programs,” Ryan says. “The agencies not only need space, they need a partner that is going to be responsive to their needs. And for Al Sigl to provide that, and provide funding as well, that is incredible.”

Sarah Greive, who works with Roger and Ryan at Rochester’s Cornerstone Group, is also a volunteer. Sarah’s sister, Summer Thornton, who passed away at the age of 25, received services from Al Sigl Member Agencies from a young age. “Having a sister born in the 1970s with multiple physical disabilities, I saw how hard my mother worked to care for Summer before she found Al Sigl,” Sarah says.

“They say it takes a village to raise a healthy child. It takes even more to raise a child with special needs. That’s one of the main reasons I became involved, because I want families to realize they are not alone.”

A Growing Need
Over the years, our collaborative has grown from “one tremendous building” on Elmwood Avenue to encompass nearly two dozen buildings on six campuses. It has grown from serving 3,000 to serving over 55,000, with more and more individuals and families turning to Al Sigl Member Agencies for help and support each year.

You Can Help
Your gift today will help thousands of children and adults with special needs served by Al Sigl’s seven Member Agencies become more independent, achieve their goals, and be more fully included in community life.

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Legacy Giving

If you are looking to make a legacy gift, please consider naming Al Sigl Community of Agencies in your will. You can make charitable gifts of cash, life income, retirement fund asset, stock or life insurance. Perhaps the easiest way to make a gift is to name Al Sigl in your will through a simple bequest.

For more details, please contact Debra J. Salmon, Vice President, at (585) 442-4102 x2718 or e-mail dsalmon@alsigl.org.

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Al Sigl Community of Agencies

We’re a collaborative community network that provides high-quality, cost-effective real estate and business services, while fostering community awareness and philanthropic support to a growing array of nonprofit organizations that serve children and adults with disabilities® and special needs.

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Sharing our History; StoryCorps Recording

Last year, our friends at WXXI hosted StoryCorps’ mobile tour. StoryCorps gives people of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to record conversations to be archived at the Library of Congress. They do this with the goal of preserving and sharing the stories of communities that often are overlooked, including people with special needs, to […]

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Give Blood and Celebrate Al Sigl’s History

Newsman Al Sigl rallied his daily radio listeners to get involved wherever there was a need. On March 18th, 1937, Al Sigl’s 54th birthday, he created what would become the first civilian blood donor registry with just a stack of index cards. You’re invited to join Al Sigl Community of Agencies to honor Al’s commitment […]

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A Lift for Abilities Ski Benefit

  • January 27, 2023 at Hunt Hollow Ski Club

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