Center for Disability Services Telethon Features Schaghticoke Resident By Christine Barton

David Osterhout, a longtime Schaghticoke resident, was one of the representatives whose inspirational story was featured at the 53rd annual Center for Disability Services Telethon held on Sunday January 27th at the Holiday Inn on Wolf Road in Albany. The Center for Disability Services is in its 71st year of operation and provides an array of innovative programs, services and resources to individuals with disabilities and their families.

The Center’s mission is “to enable and empower people, primarily those with disabilities to lead healthy and enriched lives.” The annual telethon is about fundraising as well as community awareness and partnership. This year’s Telethon theme is “Reaching Out.” According to Anne Schneider Costigan, Deputy Executive Director of the Center’s Foundation Division, it is the oldest running Telethon in the area.

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