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AURORA of Central New York, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3  not-for-profit organization with a 90+ year history of serving individuals of all ages who are blind,  visually impaired, Deaf,  hard-of-hearing, late deafened and deaf blind. The agency is dedicated to being a leader in the field and is committed to:  Read More

Sam & Carol Nappi, Honorary Chairs

This year’s Musical Feast lived up to its name and broke all previous fundraising goals with net proceeds of close to $100,000!   The event was a true family affair as we honored the Nappi’s… Sam, Carol,  Leah and Justin for their years of support, friendship and generosity toward AURORA of CNY.

It was an inspiring evening as Carol, with Sam by her side,  gave an emotional tribute to our organization that included the recitation of a beautiful poem that she wrote  that was put to song by the legendary Joanne Shenandoah.   Many in the audience were moved to tears as they heard the surprise rendition, played on CD and performed by Joanne herself, of “Beauty I See. ” Read More

Aurora of CNY, Inc. is offering free vision screening at its office at 518 James Street in Syracuse.

The next screenings will be held from 11:00 a.m.until 12:00 p.m.on July 24, August 13, September 18, October 5, November 5 and December 12.

Each screening takes approximately 15 minutes; appointments can be scheduled by calling Aurora at 422-7263. Read More

                                                                                

AURORA of Central New York will be offering American Sign Language classes to the general public.  All classes will be held at their offices at 518 James Street, Suite 100.

Beginners ASL (Part I) is designed for the beginning student.
Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. beginning
June 17, 2015 – August 5, 2015

Intermediate ASL (Part II)is for those students that have completed the Beginner ASL (Part I) or it’s equivalent (Permission of Instructor)
Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. beginning
June 16, 2015-August 4, 2015                   

Conversational ASL (Part III) – is for those students that have completed the Intermediate ASL (Part 2) or it’s equivalent (Permission of Instructor)  Classes will be held on Monday evenings from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. beginning
June 15-August 3, 2015

Pre-registration is required for all classes.  No walk-ins will be accepted.  The fee for these eight week courses is $100.00 which includes all instructional materials.  Payment is due at the time of registration.  The class requires a minimum enrollment of 8 students and a maximum of 20 students.  Registration will be on a first come, first serve basis.

If you would like to register or have any questions, please contact AURORA at 422-7263 Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m.and 4:30 p.m.