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Al Sigl: Celebrating Independence Day Every Day

June 28, 2024

Al Sigl Member Agencies serve over 55,000 kids and adults with special needs in our community. Each summer, we share the stories of several individuals who are leading more independent lives with the help of Al Sigl Member Agencies.

“We want to change the stereotype that says that people with unique needs can’t really achieve their aspirations. If you work at it, you can accomplish anything.” - Latrice

Latrice, who was featured in one of Al Sigl’s earliest Independence Day campaigns, uses every opportunity she can to educate others that people of all abilities have powerful stories to share.

She helped create a unique creative writing partnership between CP Rochester and the University of Rochester called the Inspiration Project, which pairs program participants with college students. Now in its 14th year, she remains an integral part of the collaboration as it continues to highlight the experiences and aspirations of people with special needs.

Visit to share Latrice’s story and our other 2024 stories highlighting independence, advocacy, and connection.

“Everybody knows somebody who has been helped at Al Sigl.”

Donations raised as part of Al Sigl’s Independence Day campaign stay local and benefit seven Al Sigl Member Agencies serving over 55,000 children and adults with special needs in our community and their families.

Al Sigl Member Agencies include CP Rochester; EPI; Medical Motor Service; National Multiple Sclerosis Society Upstate NY; Rochester Hearing & Speech Center; Rochester Rehabilitation; and Starbridge.


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