A. Mid-Hudson Interpreter Service, a program of Taconic Resources for Independence located in Poughkeepsie, New York, has been providing American Sign Language (ASL)/ English interpreting and translating services since 1992. MHIS provides sign language interpreting services to Dutchess County, Orange County, Ulster County, Putnam County, Rockland County, Sullivan County, Westchester County, throughout the Mid Hudson Valley and beyond.
Taconic Resources for Independence provides a set of core services geared toward promoting self-help, equal access, peer role modeling, personal growth and empowerment. The scope of services is directed by individual and community needs.
Yes. TRI teaches everyday life skills and is often provided by people with disabilities. Training may include budgeting, meal preparation, arranging transportation, or personal assistance services, job seeking, and self-advocacy.
Individual and Systems Advocacy addresses access to equal opportunities in exercising social, economic, educational, and legal rights. Independent Living Centers work with individuals, community organizations, state/national networks; to promote full inclusion of people with disabilities, and to improve the implementation of existing laws: federal, state, and local.