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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.

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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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DSPs Earn Low Pay for High Responsibility

This story explains why NYS must address this looming crisis.

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OPWDD Agrees to Adopt IG Recommendations

State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott issued a report in which she said OPWDD’s “systemic mismanagement” has failed to stop theft by caregivers.

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Advocates Call on Governor to Properly Pay Direct Care Staff

Rich Gardner is with Access CNY.

“Our low wages hurt the people we work with because of the high rate of turnover,” Gardner said.  “A lot of times, new staff learns how to work with somebody, and the person starts getting comfortable with us, and we leave.  Then a new worker comes in, and it starts all over again.”  

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