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Enable honors B'ville couple

On April 22, approximately 175 guests helped Enable honor community members at its Shining Lights Annual Awards Celebration, held at Traditions at the Links.

Bobbi and Greg Rogers were presented with the Lionel Grossman Award. This award honors the work of Enable's founding father, Lionel O. Grossman. The award is designed to recognize family members who exemplify Mr. Grossman's own quality of inspiring others to give freely of their time and talents, thus supporting the development of new programs and services for children and adults with disabilities.

Shortly after their son Joey was diagnosed with autism in 2003, Bobbi and Greg Rogers founded Families for Effective Autism Treatment of CNY (FEAT of CNY). Since then, they have become active members of the community advocating for people with disabilities. Bobbi is the current president of FEAT of CNY. She is also a family support specialist for the Harmony in the Home program through FEAT and Transitional Living Services. She is a co-creator of the Harmony project, which helps families of children with autism. Bobbi has helped Enable expand its services for children with autism, providing training, information and connections to community resources.

As well as being the treasurer for FEAT of CNY, Greg is a member of the Enable Board of Directors, a representative on the Onondaga County Local Early Intervention Coordinating Council and a 2006 Central New York 40 under 40 award recipient. The New York State Association for Behavior Analysis also recognized Bobbi and Greg for their work in promoting evidence-based interventions for kids with autism. They are committed to promoting services that foster family-friendly options in the Central New York area.

Bobbi and Greg live in Baldwinsville with their children Lily, Joey and Matthew.

Baldwinsville residents Greg (second from left) and Bobbi Rogers (right), were recently honored for their work with Enable, specifically for their organization FEAT of CNY. They are pictured with their daughter Lily (second from right), Enable President Leola Rodgers (left) and Enable Executive Director Sara Wall-Bollinger.

Since 1948, Enable's mission has been to enhance the quality of life for people with developmental or physical disabilities through an array of services. Each year they provide assessment, training, therapy and support for over 1,600 children and adults with disabilities and their families. Enable empowers people with disabilities to achieve their goals at home, school, work and play. For more information about Enable, call 455-7591 or visit their Web site at enablecny.org.

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