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“How Am I Supposed to Live Without You?” #bFair2DirectCare

“The governor must adopt a funding plan that allows non-profit groups to retain qualified employees by paying a salary that allows these same workers to meet their financial needs.” – NYS Senator Marty Golden

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Academic Paper Shows Role of First Impressions of People with Autism

A new paper finds that for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), first impressions are less favorable than those of their neurotypical peers, with potentially isolating consequences.

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Deadline Looming: #bFair2DirectCare

Lack of funding means agencies are operating with smaller staff and that is limiting program offerings.

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#bFair2DirectCare: Governor Cuomo, Be Our Hero

The video at the link below gives the viewer a glimpse into what it takes to be a direct support professional working with people with developmental disabilities. This is a very demanding and rewarding career that takes a great deal of training. Recent increases in the minimum wage and a lack of funding from New York State have eroded the wages of these positions, making it increasingly difficult for non-profit agencies to hire and retain staff and this threatens to reduce the quality and quantity of supports and services for people with disabilities. Please ask Governor Cuomo to fund increases in wages for these dedicated and caring professionals.

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Realistic Goals Can Also Be Audacious

Clemson University establishes soccer residency program for students with disabilities.

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Governor’s 2017-2018 NYS Budget Proposal Highlights

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After a very quick look at the Governor’s 2017-2018 New York State Budget proposal that was released late last night, following are some highlights of interest. We will provide further details as they become available.

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The Budget Documents are all available at DOB’s website at:

https://www.budget.ny.gov/pubs/executive/eBudget1718/ExecutiveBudget.html