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#bFair2DirectCare CAMPAIGN ASKS YOUR LEGISLATORS TO WRITE THE GOVERNOR

The #bFair2DirectCare Campaign is encouraging legislators to send a letter to Governor Cuomo urging him to include $45 million in his Executive Budget Proposal as a first step towards providing a living wage for low wage workers who support people with developmental disabilities.

We ask every Affiliate to follow-up with all of its local legislators and urge them to write to the Governor.  Call those legislators known to you or those representing your programs.  Tell them that you are following up on a request from the #bFair2DirectCare Coalition that they write to the Governor urging him to include funding to increase the salaries of workers who care for people with developmental disabilities (three flyers with additional information on this request can be found here).  Ask if they have taken the action or if they need to have the request and sample letters re-sent.

Since you will most likely speak to a staff person, ask for the email address of the staff person in the legislator’s office who will be responsible for following up with the member so that you can send them all of the information.  Request that they send you a copy of their letter to the Governor and please forward a copy to bcrosier@cpofnys.org.  Thank you!

 

Web Accessibility A Looming Issue For Higher Education

But the NFB’s approach could soon receive a boost — at least when it comes to web accessibility. New rules that have long been in the works at the Justice Department would require all public universities (and indeed all public entities) to follow many of the same accessibility measures Miami and Berkeley are being required to take up.

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Nobody to Step Up

All 213 seats in the state Legislature are on the ballot Tuesday, but about a third have already been decided.

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Left Out of the National Discussion

“What Trump has done is give license to say that people with disabilities are not worth as much as the rest of us,” said Sue Constantino, the CEO of the Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State. “We have made such great strides in our world over the last 20 years in terms of the acceptance of people with disabilities. Something like this, even if he doesn’t mean it, can really set us back.”

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Fast Food Remains on Fast Track

The state Department of Labor, for now, wants fast food workers’ wages to rise faster than those of other workers, its commissioner said.

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Justice Center Report Released

Provider groups representing more than 250 not-for-profit agencies supporting New Yorkers with disabilities have issued a report calling for a review and refocusing of the New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs (“Justice Center”). The report, “The Justice Center: Opportunity Missed,” is based on responses to a survey from 119 organizations across the state that provide supports and services for people with disabilities.  The public release of the report is embargoed until November 2, 2016 at 9:00 am.

View the news release HERE

View the full report HERE

View the Executive Summary HERE

Getting Dental Care Can Be A Challenge

She has Rett syndrome, which is a genetic disorder with a constellation of symptoms that look like cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s, anxiety and autism all wrapped up together.

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Two Parents Weigh-in on Justice Center

In recent years, we’ve seen a number of troubling developments

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