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Our Mission

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: 

  • providing high quality services that empower individuals to achieve their highest potential and fullest level of participation in their homes, schools on the job and in the community;
  • advocating for the elimination of barriers and attitudes that hinder this participation;
  • educating all citizens on the causes, treatment and management of  these disabilities; and
  • organizing resources necessary to support these efforts.
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At Aurora of Central New York WE BELIEVE

  • AURORA should foster quality of life and a sense of valued personal worth for people with vision or hearing loss, including independence and autonomy, personal esteem and dignity in all endeavors.
  • People with visual or hearing impairments should have opportunities to participate fully in education, employment, and community life.
  • The ability to advocate for one’s self is essential to ensure full and equal access for people with sensory loss.
  • Consumers of our service should have optimum access to a comprehensive range of services provided or coordinated by AURORA.
  • Services should be provided in a professional, caring and empowering way.
  • Our services should be provided in the most cost effective way.
  • Our fundraising goals and objectives should preserve the integrity of our mission statement and the values upheld by AURORA.
  • AURORA has the responsibility to serve as a leader in the field.

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