Sue Shepard

My Take
Rochester has a lot to offer for those living with a disability. Winter weather aside, there are many aspects of this region that helped me get the most out of life’s adventures, including raising a daughter as a single parent. Our regional spinal cord injury and rehabilitation center offers immediate access to help during a crisis and the inevitable follow-ups. Local universities focus on cutting edge research and provide student-based therapy to those who have limited insurance coverage. Competent specialists offer assistance and education for primary care physicians regarding spinal cord disabilities.

My work with Rochester Accessible Adventures allows me to participate in and develop adaptive sports clinics so that our disabled community and their families can participate together in outrigger canoeing, fencing, biking, sled hockey, rugby, water skiing, sailing, golf and more.

Skinny on the City
Located in upstate New York, Rochester is surrounded by accessible lakes, scenic wine trails, historic architecture and beautiful parklands. Regardless of the season, there is a multitude of indoor and outdoor activities to fill your schedule. Families enjoy rich cultural experiences at nationally known museums, art galleries and the world-renowned Eastman Theater. Weekends ar