February 21, 2017
For Immediate Release
ACCESS: SUPPORTS FOR LIVING VICE PRESIDENT JOINS SUNY ORANGE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ADVISORY BOARDS
HUDSON VALLEY REGION, NY:
Lisa Hayes, Vice President of Intellectual and Developmental Disability Community Support Services for Access: Supports for Living (“Access”) has been invited by SUNY Orange President, Dr. Kristine Young to be a member of the SUNY Orange Occupational Therapy Advisory Board following the recommendation of the Program Chair of the SUNY Orange Occupational Therapy Assistant Program (OTA), Flo Hannes.
The body of curriculum which has been developed in close partnership with the Occupational Therapy Department and Dr. Young over the past couple of years, has provided many opportunities for important community connections for both individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the students who want to pursue this degree.
Access: Supports for Living is committed to strengthen community connections to broaden resources for people in the Hudson Valley and provide employment for those students with the skills and abilities necessary to perform this important work. Additionally, Access has provided field placement opportunities in a variety of settings for the OTA students throughout the organization.
Access recognizes and celebrates SUNY Orange’s commitment in its continued development as a learning resource center, as well as its devotion to create employment opportunities for their students while in school and upon graduation.
Ms Hayes has thirty years of experience in the intellectual and developmental disabilities field in progressive roles, and is looking forward to adding value to the committee’s mission, while bringing her perspective of the needs of the community of the people Access serves.
Access: Supports for Living is an agency with a simple goal – to support the families and communities of the Hudson Valley by helping people live the happiest, healthiest and fullest lives possible. We are committed to the future as we innovate today to support the people of
the Hudson Valley in the coming years. As the role of not for profits changes and communities are asked to strengthen supports for people with vulnerabilities, Access is the
resource the entire Hudson Valley can rely on. Visit www.accesssupports.org, to learn more about the ways in which Access continues to be a solution for the Hudson Valley. For services and information on ACCESS programs call 1-888-750-2266, seven-days-a-week, 24 hours a day.