one of the longest running premier adaptive winter sports programs in the Central New York Region. We are dedicated to ensuring that anyone who wants to is able to participate in winter sports to their fullest potential.
Each year, ARISE & Ski gives lessons to individuals with various disabilities including: spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, all developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, Lowe syndrome, behavioral disorders, vision impairments, and many others.
The program has grown over the years thanks to the support of the Hickey Family (staff at Toggenburg); the staff at Toggenburg; donations from individual donors, corporations, and agencies; the incredible volunteers that work with us; and all the skiers at Toggenburg that share the mountain with us.
our accessible, inclusive recreation center located on a 77-acre working horse farm in Chittenango, NY. Focused on the needs and interests of individuals with disabilities in the Central New York region, ARISE at the Farm is open throughout the year and offers a variety of recreational activities.
From therapeutic horseback riding to summer camps, an accessible fishing pond, and a high ropes course, all ARISE at the Farm programs are inclusive and welcome people of all abilities.
Our 77-acre grounds at ARISE at the Farm are open to the public when we are not offering programs and camp.
We hope you’ll enjoy our inclusive recreation center at other times on those days and on any other days.
promotes an individual’s fullest level of participation in recreational and social activities through programs focused on the development of skills needed for community integration; empowers the siblings of individuals with disabilities to appreciate and cope with their unique circumstances.
Freedom Recreational Services is designed with each individual as our priority. Each participant will have the opportunity to meet new challenges and participate in activities that otherwise might not be available to them. The name Freedom Recreational Services was selected to reflect our belief that each individual should have the opportunity to grow and develop in a supported atmosphere of fun and freedom. The development of each participant’s’personal acceptance and self-concept is the basic key to our program’s success.