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JCC to host Disability Awareness Events in October

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October is National Disability Awareness month! On Thursday, October 6 Jefferson Community College (JCC) will present a concert featuring Flame, a rock band consisting of members who have some type of developmental or physical disability, at 12:30 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. in Sturtz Theater. Admission is free.

Flame was formed at Lexington Center, an agency that serves people with developmental disabilities located in Gloversville, NY. The band consists of 10 professional musicians with disabilities including autism, Down syndrome and blindness. Their mission is to create awareness of a person’s abilities. Flame has released albums including All for a Reason, Holiday Classics, Live at the Glove, Outside the Lines, Still Burning along with a single, This is Me.

Accessible parking is available at JCC in Lot D. Parking with direct access to Sturtz Theater, but requires some walking, is available in Lot A. 

On Thursday, October 13 the Northern Regional Center for Independent Living (NRCIL) will present Living Your Best Life: Chronic Disease Management at 6:30 p.m. at the  Fireside Commons located in the Deans Collaborative Learning Center at JCC. Taught by individuals with a chronic disease, topics include self-managements skills, managing emotional changes, decision making and problem solving. Accessible parking is available in Lot A

On Thursday, October 20 JCC will present Living with a Brain Injury at 6:30 p.m. in Jules Center, Room 6-002. Tanya L. Hoistion, certified brain injury specialist and accommodative services coordinator at JCC, will speak to the effects of living with someone who suffered a brain injury, the impact on daily activities, and how family members can provide care. Accessible parking is available in Lot D

On October 27, NRCIL will present Working Well with a Disability at 6:30 p.m. at the Fireside Commons, Deans Collaborative Learning Center at JCC. Learn about NRCIL’s 6-week program that focuses on the connection between health and the quality of life with a disability, balancing work life while maintaining good health, reducing stress and forming healthy habits. Accessible parking is available in Lot A

For more information about the Flame concert or the disability awareness workshops, contact the Accommodative Services office at JCC, 315-786-2335 or email

Presented by Jefferson Community College and Northern Regional Center for Independent Living. Sponsored by Walmart 1871, JCC Accommodative Services, Social Cultural Committee, Faculty Student Associate, Residence Life, and New Student Services.