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RCAL Participates in Omega Institute’s Service Week for Nonprofits

May 22, 2014


Staff will gather at the Omega Institute for a two-day and two-night retreat

Resource Center for Accessible Living, Inc. (RCAL) will be closed on Monday, May 26 through Wednesday, May 28 while the staff members are on a retreat at Omega Institute in
Rhinebeck, NY.

For the first time, RCAL staff will participate in the Omega Institute’s 10th annual Service Week. Omega Service Week brings nonprofit organizations together with their staff, and provides a New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON) consultant, to allow focus on organizational opportunities and goals, as well as strategic planning and networking.

RCAL has chosen to focus their time at Omega Institute on managing change.

“Change is not only something that happens within our organization,” said Sue Hoger, chief executive officer of RCAL. “Change occurs within the networks and systems we work in; it happens within the lives of our consumers. Our staff needs to know the best ways to utilize change and how make the best of these inevitable changes. That is what we intend to take from this retreat.”

Back in January, RCAL was invited to apply to Omega Institute’s Service Week; altogether 33 nonprofit organizations were accepted and will arrive at Omega during the week of May 26 through May 30.

The Dyson Foundation provided in-part funding for RCAL to attend this three-day educational retreat and covered all cost for a NYCON consultant.

About RCAL
Our Mission is to assist people with disabilities to open the doors of opportunity and independence in the Ulster County region through self-determination by creating disability understanding and awareness, and access community-wide.


Omega Service Week Retreat

Seeking New Paltz Area ASD Families

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FLYER- Seeking New Paltz Area ASD Families

Resource Center for Accessible Living, Inc. (RCAL) is partnering with SUNY New Paltz Communications Disorders Program to train professionals to provide respite services to individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The program will be open to matriculated students at SUNY New Paltz and graduates of the program.

Contact: Suzanne de Beaumont
Resource Center for Accessible Living, Inc.
727Ulster Avenue
Kingston, NY  12401

Focus Group for Parents of Children with Epilepsy

The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York is holding a focus group for the parents of children with Epilepsy. The purpose of the focus group is to use the knowledge and insight of these parents to design a program to improve services and coordination of care for children and youth with Epilepsy. See the letter and flyer below for more information.


Epilepsy Letter


Epilepsy Flyer


The Parent Focus Group will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at RCAL. Pre-registration is required due to limited seating. Please register before April 11 by contacting Francesca Sommer at (518) 456-7501 or