It is the mission
of Disabled Persons Action Organization
to provide quality and effective individualized services to developmentally disabled children and adults in Jefferson and Lewis Counties.  The services are primarily geared toward helping families cope with the stress of caring for their disabled loved ones.

Welcome to the online home of Disabled Persons Action Organization!

For 40 years, DPAO has provided needed services to residents of Jefferson and Lewis Counties.  We encourage you to learn more about the programs and services of our organization.  We also hope that you return regularly to this site for up to date information on our cultural productions as well as our Summer Concert Series.

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DPAO and Chapman’s CAN-AM Speedway and Motorsports Park present a night at the races!  It’s the Empire Super Sprints with speeds reaching over 100 mph at the CAN-AM Speedway in LaFargeville, New York.  This is the one and only opportunity to see the Empire Super Sprints racing event this year at the CAN-AM Speedway!!!


This DPAO Fund Raiser will be taking place on Friday, July 3rd at 7:30 p.m. at the CAN-AM Speedway … Exit 49 off Interstate 81.  Tickets will be available at the door.  Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with racing starting at 7:30 p.m.  Ticket prices are $18 for Adults (Ages 16 and up) and $5 for Ages 13 – 15 with 12 and under Free.  All Military will be admitted to the event at Half Price! 


The events include:  The Empire Super Sprints – 25 laps – $2,000 to win along with the SUNY Canton Thunder in the 1000 Islands Race Series; DIRT Car Sportsman Modified – 30 Laps - $700 to win; Pro Street - $500 to win; $100 to Take The Green; Rush Dirt Late Models - $500 to win and T Stocks - $200 to win.


For further racing information on the DPAO & CAN-AM Empire Super Sprints at CAN–AM Speedway in LaFargeville, New York scheduled for Friday, July 3rd … please call (315) 778-3407 or visit the CAN-AM Web site at

Click Here to Watch Video of the Event!


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2015 Summer Concert Series
presented by

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To purchase tickets to the concerts, click the link under the performers name to order online or
call DPAO at (315) 782-0044 to order over the phone. 

General Admission tickets to all of the Summer Concerts can be purchased at Kinney Drugs locations
in Adams, Alexandria Bay, Canton, Carthage, Clayton, 2 stores in Gouverneur, Lowville, Massena, Ogdensburg, 2 stores in Potsdam, and all 4 stores in Watertown.

Imagination Movers

Saturday, July 18th   ~   4 PM
Watertown High School Auditorium


Ticket Prices:

$25 Reserved

$19 General Admission
(General Admission is 1st Come 1st Serve)

Children ages 1 and over need to have a ticket.  Under 1 are free but must sit on your lap.
Strollers will be placed at the back of the auditorium - they will not be allowed to be placed by your seat.

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"Lynyrd Skynyrd's One More For The Fans two disc CD / DVD will be released July 24, 2015 on Loud & Proud Records and features performances by Lynyrd Skynyrd as well as Trace Adkins, Alabama, Gregg Allman, Blackberry Smoke, Cheap Trick, Charlie Daniels, Peter Frampton, Gov’t Mule, Warren Haynes, John Hiatt, Randy Houser, Jason Isbell, Jamey Johnson, Aaron Lewis, moe., O.A.R., Robert Randolph and Donnie Van Zant all coming together to perform songs from Lynyrd Skynyrd’s extensive catalog of music.”

Saturday, August 15th   ~   7 PM
Watertown Fairgrounds (Outdoor Show)


Ticket Prices:

$60 Reserved
(Assigned Chair)

$48 Standing General Admission
General Admission is 1st Come 1st Serve behind the Reserved. 
You can bring a chair to sit in but it will have to be placed off to the side for safety purposes. 
Otherwise you will have to stand in the General Admission section. 
Limited bleachers will be set up in the General Admission section as well.

For handicap accessible seating, call DPAO at (315) 782-0044.


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Labatt Blue Light
Town of LeRay
New York Air Brake
SUNY Canton
Barrett Paving Materials
County of Jefferson
North Country Goes Green Irish Festival
Heather A. Freeman Foundation
Bernier, Carr & Associates
Rose & Kiernan
Bay Brokerage
Northern Computers
NNY Online
Stebbins Engineering and Manufacturing Company
Homestead Quality Homes

Texas Roadhouse
The Pepsi Beverages Company
Advanced Business Systems


There is a $5 order fee and $1 mailing fee for all orders through our office.  Online orders through the ticketing company we use ( have a per ticket fee as well as a $3 order fee and $1 mailing fee.


Food, drinks, umbrellas, and video records ARE NOT permitted at the venue.  Concessions will be available.

Children under the age of 5 do not need a ticket but must sit on your lap (does not apply to the kids / family shows).

We have a no refund / no exchange policy for all of our concerts.

Phone:  (315) 782-0044

Disabled Persons Action Organization


Corporate Offices:  617 Davidson Street • PO Box 222 Watertown, New York 13601 • (315) 782-3577 • (800) 533-2859 ● (315) 782-6673 (Fax)

William J. McClusky Day Habilitation Center:  633 Davidson Street ● Watertown, New York 13601 ● (315) 782-5285
Free Standing Respite Homes:  652 Thompson Street ● Watertown, New York 13601 ● (315) 782-2485 /
22952 Pamelia Avenue ● Watertown, New York 13601



Lewis County Offices:  Village Square • Lyons Falls, New York 13368 • (315) 348-8380

Lewis County Free Standing Respite Home:  5205 Ebbly Road ● Lowville, New York 13367 ● (315) 376-8327