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Supreme Court Asks What It Means To Have An Intellectual Disability

Researchers say that Texas has invented a nonscientific diagnosis based on a crude stereotype in order to execute people with an intellectual disability.

 

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“Governor, be our leader. Be our hero. Put the money in the budget. Be fair to Direct Care.”

The #bFair2DirectCare Coalition, in Push for Living Wage, Releases Cable and Digital Ad Featuring Former NYS Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg

The #bFair2DirectCare Coalition has released a powerful and passionate 60-second cable television and digital ad calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to “be our hero” and provide funding to allow workers who care for New Yorkers with developmental disabilities to be paid a living wage.

The ad features former state Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg – who with his now-deceased wife, Ellen, raised their son Ricky, who has development disabilities. Weisenberg has dedicated his career to serving New Yorkers with developmental disabilities and created the Harvey and Ellen Weisenberg Foundation to support those efforts.

 

The ad is currently running on News12 Long Island. It can also be seen here, or on the #bFair2DirectCare Facebook page here.

 

A Game of Chess in the State Senate

Downstate Democrat won’t commit to keep conferencing with State Senate Republicans

 

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Ask Your Legislators to Help #bFair2DirectCare

#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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