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Commissioner Delaney Visits Upstate CP Centers of Excellence

Kerry Delaney, Acting Commissioner of OPWDD along with her team, visited the Upstate Cerebral Palsy Tradewinds Children’s Residential Program (CRP) recently. The program, along with a similar program at Developmental Disabilities Institute and The Center for Discovery in Sullivan County, are working together as the Centers of Excellence in the Care and Treatment of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Complex Disabilities.  Read more about the project HERE.

Louis Tehan (center), President & CEO  of Upstate CP, talks with OPWDD Commissioner Kerry Delaney (2nd from right) during tour of Upstate CP’s Tradewinds CRP.

NYS Wants Judge To Overturn Free-speech Verdict

A critic of the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities  won a federal lawsuit last year affirming his right to criticize the agency he works for, lawyers for the state are seeking to overturn that jury verdict.

 

 

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Walmart Raises The Ante On Wages

Walmart will increase the starting wage rate for all hourly associates in the U.S. to $11, expand maternity and parental leave benefits and provide a one-time cash bonus for eligible associates of up to $1,000.

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Sexual Assault Epidemic Part II

This is the second story in a National Public Radio series about the incidence of sexual assault against people with developmental disabilities.

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A Sexual Assault Epidemic

We found that there is an epidemic of sexual abuse against people with intellectual disabilities.

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Advocates Seek Endorsements For Medical Aid In Dying

Opponents include the Catholic Church and some disability rights groups, which have expressed concerns that terminally ill patients may feel coerced into ending their lives too early,

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See The Faces Of #bFair2DirectCare Movement

Click on the link below to learn more about some of the people the #bFair2DirectCare movement is advocating for. These people do so much more than the minimum and deserve to earn more than minimum wage. Governor Cuomo and the NYS Legislature took the first step last year and we thank  them for that. We can’t stop now. New York must finish the job of raising direct support professionals closer to a living wage.

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