Creative & Practical Solutions for All

We are a non-profit organization that identifies barriers and builds low-cost, adaptive equipment enabling those we work with the opportunity to flourish in all areas of life.

About Us

Our Program

ARISE Adaptive Design is a volunteer collective of people with all types of abilities, their families and friends, clinicians, designers and makers.  People with disabilities and their families are equal members of their design teams. Together we identify solutions to provide access and full participation in a wide range of activities and settings.  Our design solutions are driven by the unique needs and interests of the design user. 

Get Involved

Request a Device

Struggling to find or receive a necessary piece of equipment that would make your or your child’s life more enjoyable, healthy, or accessible? Please reach out to see if we may be able to help with the creation of an adaptive device.


You can get involved today by becoming a Volunteer. Our program is primarily all volunteer run and we are always looking for creative, skilled, and passionate people to join our team.

Send a Donation

As a nonprofit program we are reliant on grants and donations in order to continue offering our unique services and assisting those in those Central New York community. Please consider making a donation today.


What People Say

I just wanna thank the amazing people at ARISE. They truly work hard and care about the people they build and adapt for. They built Lana this amazing chair. My daughter has difficulty with sitting comfortably due to her long list of medical conditions, so they built her a chair that works with her body. It has compartments to hold her feeding tube supplies and other important items. The time, items,energy that the time puts in to do these amazing projects to help people is beyond words. If you want her help a great team of people that helps so many, this is it. Please help support ARISE Adaptive Design with donations and volunteer if you can. Without donations and volunteers, kids and adults wont be able to benefit from this great team. ❤❤

Parent of recipient

We just wanted to thank everyone who helped make Landon’s “wild thing” a success. Independent mobility is something so many people take for granted , to see the light in our little man’s eyes when he was able to cruise around the back yard is something we will be forever grateful for. He can’t wait to bring it out to his cousins house to play!! Thank you all so much!!!!

Parent of recipient

Become a Volunteer

We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic volunteers who want to join our team and help give back to the community!